Discovering the Suncoast – The British Pilots of Arcadia

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Published: May. 25, 2022 at 7:56 AM EDT
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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Twenty-three British pilots from World War Two are buried here on the Suncoast. How did Arcadia, Florida become their final resting place? And who remembers them, every year, on Memorial Day?

Here’s a link to a website dedicated to the memory of all the British pilots who trained at Riddle and Carlstrom Airfields in Florida from 1941 to 1945:

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