Alexander Smaga

Alexander Smaga

London, GB


D-DAY 75 Allied Airmen Memorial in Plumetot, Normandy

Presentation of the new memorial (TV)

The memorial designed by Alexander Smaga encompasses a design which pays homage to the fight for Victory of the Allied Forces during WWII in which the Polish Air Force and Poland‘s Armed forces played a huge part.  It was inspired by Winston Churchill's famous V-sign. Victory Fllypast has been built of polished steel at the Imperial sc. steel plant in Krakow, Poland. A special farewell has been said to it before its departure for Normandy during a baptising ceremony which took place at the Museum of Aircraft in Kraków. Seven strands of metal cable suspend a series of 3 Spitfires Spitfire LF IX. The Spitfires are cast of metal and represent respectively 3 RAF Squadrons of the 131 Polish Wing of the Polish Air Force which were based at Plumetot and served over Normandy in 1944. The memorial has been permanently situated near the former advanced landing ground B10 in Plumetot 2,5 miles from Sword Beach and 12 miles from Caen. The unveiling of the memorial took place in a franco-polish-british military ceremony on the 9th of June 2019 at the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the D-DAY landings.  

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Status: Built
Location: Plumetot, FR
My Role: Designer

D-DAY 75 "Victory Flypast" airmen memorial in Plumetot - The Unveiling