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 The Eagle Pub Plaque

The Eagle pub claims to have been serving Cambridge, England since 1525. At the rear, the bar area has graffiti from WWII airmen (8th AF and RAF) written on the ceiling and walls by candles, lighters, and lipstick. The plaque was donated in 1984 to the Eagle pub by the 91st BGMA.

Photos above taken in 2009 and contributed by Dan Linn

 

Video - The Eagle pub in 2008. 91st BGMA Memorial (squadron patches in frame) at 1:38. Memphis Belle (photos in frame) at 2:07.

Further note:

The Eagle pub is also well known for another event in history - the first public announcement by James Watson and Francis Crick of their discovery of deoxyribonucleic acid, more commonly known as DNA, the fundamental building blocks of life. On February 28, 1953, Crick announced in The Eagle pub that he and Watson "discovered the secret of life."

 

 

 

 

 

 

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