B17G Flying Fortresses, Memorial Plaque.


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Reference WMO228726

Address:

Lower Green,

Off Plumpton Road,

Woodend, Towcester, Northants

NN12 8SB

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: The roadside memorial is sited in a small enclosure, integral with a hedgerow. Stone built plinth carrying a memorial plaque remembering eleven U.S. air force crew members who were killed when two B17 bomber aircraft collided over the Farthingstone area of South Northamptonshire. A third aircraft damaged in the collision was able to land safely at Snetterton Heath airfield. All the aircraft were on a training flight.
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Nicholas Jorgenson,

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