American Cemetery &
Imperial War Museum Duxford
Your day starts with a 45 minute guided tour of the 30.5 acre American Cemetery near Cambridge. The cemetery contains the remains of 3,811 US war dead; 5,127 names are recorded on the Walls of the Missing. Most died in the Battle of the Atlantic or in the strategic air bombardment of northwest Europe.
Along the south side of the mall are the Walls of the Missing where famous US Bandleader, Glenn Miller’s name inscription can be found, lost over the English Channel in 1944. Honoured in memory are also three of the crew of the USAAF B-17 Flying Fortress ‘Mi Amigo’ which crashed in Endcliffe Park, Sheffield on the 22nd February 1944, narrowly avoiding a group of playing children. This selfless story was recently made famous on the BBC.
You will have time to visit the 4,000-square-foot visitor centre with its interpretive exhibits that incorporate personal stories, photographs, films, and interactive displays, giving you a better understanding of this critical campaign that contributed to the Allied victory in Europe during World War II.
You will then retire to lunch, a short drive* away.
After lunch make your way to the Imperial War Museum, Duxford for a self-guided tour of this impressive museum, housing iconic exhibits such as Concorde, Spitfire, Lancaster and Vulcan Bombers. Duxford is also home to The American Air Museum, carefully curated to tell the story of two nations united through war, loss, love and duty.
Explore dramatic displays of epic original aircraft, such as the P-51D Mustang, B-17 Flying Fortress and the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird – the world’s fastest and highest-flying aircraft, amongst intriguing personal items that capture the importance of flight during conflict.
One free place after 30 paying passengers