Lester Birky Carving

Following on from his recent information on Wartime Concrete in Berkshire, Philip came across this carving in a tree close to the ‘mystery building’ illustrated previously. He already knew that the 501st & 101st Airborne had been stationed in the area during the run up to D-Day and he proceeded to investigate the name on the tree.

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Amazingly, he has tracked down ‘LESTER BIRKY’ to the United States, where at the age of 75 he is still farming. Having written a letter explaining his find ‘Lester’ has replied and soon we hope to be able to give lots more information on the buildings and the man himself.

by Philip William Bellew

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