564th Bombardment Squadron USAAF

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Reference WMO213950

Address:

Church of St Edmund

The Street

Costessey, Norfolk

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Tree/s
Materials:
  • Flora and Fauna Tree(s)
  • Stone Slate
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: To the right of the church porch, adjacent to the path. A tree planted in memory of 10 members of 564 Bombardment Squadron, USAAF, which crashed in Carr's Hill Wood, Costessey, on 7 March, 1945. The details are on an embossed metal plaque, surmounted on a polished grey marble tablet, engraved with the USAAF eagle.
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PLANTED IN 1992 / IN MEMORY OF 10 MEMBERS OF / 564 BOMB SQADRON USAF / WHO CRASHED IN / CARR'S HILL WOOD, COSTESSEY / 7 MARCH 1945.

No names on this memorial, but they are listed on a further framed memorial within the church.

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