Crew of B24H Alfred of 392nd BG USAAF

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Reference WMO212666

Address:

All Saints Church

Church Lane

jct The Street

Upper Sheringham, Norfolk

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Stone of remembrance
Materials:
  • Stone Granite
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: A polished granite stone of remembrance by the church door, commemorating the crew of B24H aircraft, 'Alfred', of the 392nd Bombardment Group, USAAF, which crashed near here in 1944 while returning from a mission. The first five of the crew on the stone died, the others survived.
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Remember beofe God with thanksgiving / the gallant crew of B24H 'Alfred' of the 392nd BG. USAAF / which crashed near this spot on 4th January 1944 / whilst returning badly damaged from a mission to Kiel. / In gratitude also to those who aided the survivors / in the common cause of freedom. (Names) / LEST WE FORGET

2/Lt. COLBY A. WAUGH, Pilot, KIA / 2/Lt. ARTHUR L. COUND, Navigator, KIA / 2/Lt. VIRGIL L. THOMPSON, Bombardier, KIA / S/Sgt. DON C. BELDEN, Gunner, KIA / S/Sgt. EDWARD R. MURPHY, Gunner, KIA / 2/Lt. JAMES W. BARTON, Co-Piolt / T/Sgt. LESTER L. WAGNER, Engineer / T/Sgt. PARKE V. KENT, Radio Operator / S/Sgt. EARL J. JOHNSON, Gunner / S/Sgt. HENRY WILK, Gunner

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