Sunday, November 09, 2008

For My Brother - Missing In Action 1943


All the photos show Station 114 at Hethel, which was the home base for the 389th Bomb Group of the 2nd Air Division of the USAAF from June 1943 to May 1945. The crucifixion was painted in the chapel by the assistant to the Roman Catholic chaplain and remains in good condition today. Details for visitors on the 389th Memorial Exhibition Museum website. More memories of Hethel here. The memorial stone is in the churchyard of All Saints, Hethel. The title of this post comes from Thomas Merton's poem For My Brother - Reported Missing In Action, 1943. More Thomas Merton here.

All photos of Hethel are (c) On An Overgrown Path 2008. Report broken links, missing images and errors to - overgrownpath at hotmail dot co dot uk

2 comments:

Pliable said...

Thomas Merton the music lover -

http://raymondpward.typepad.com/rainman2/2007/09/thomas-merton-t.html

Pliable said...

John Jacob Niles (1892-1980) composed a song cycle setting Thomas Merton's poetry -

http://www.jacqr.com/niles-merton.htm

http://openlibrary.org/b/OL11435603M

For My Brother - Reported Missing In Action 1943 is in the cycle. Listen to a sample from Chad Runyon's CD of the cycle -

http://www.chadrunyon.com/sweetirrationalworship.html