Bawdeswell WW2 RAF crash plaque

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Reference WMO209141

Address:

All Saints Church

The Street

Bawdeswell, Norfolk

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Composite
Materials:
  • Metal Metal (any)
  • Metal Brass
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: The church was destroyed in November 1944 when a Mosquito aircraft crashed onto it killing the crew.Within the church, on the right hand (south) wall of the nave is a memorial, the circular metal base of which is part of the aircraft. The memorial commemorates the two crew who were killed when the Mosquiot aircraft crashed on 6 November, 1944: Pilot Officer James McLean and Sergeant Melvin (sic) Tansley.
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IN MEMORY OF/ P/O JAMES McLEAN/ SGT MELVIN TANSLEY/ WHO WERE KILLED WHEN THEIR MOSQUITO/ AIRCRAFT DESTROYED BAWDESWELL CHURCH/ NOVEMBER 6th 1944/ THE METAL BASE IS PART OF THE AIRCRAFT.

P/O JAMES McLEAN/ SGT MELVIN TANSLEY.

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