USAF CRASH SITE

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Reference #251918

Address:

THE VILLAGE HALL

CHURCH END

GREAT ROLLRIGHT

OX7 5RX

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Rock
Materials:
  • Rock/Rough Stone Rock/Rough Stone
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: FREESTANDING HORTON STONE BEARING TWO PLAQUES
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PLAQUE 1 AMERICAN BOMBER CRASH/GREAT ROLLRIGHT/DECEMBER 23rd 1944/ETCHING OF B-17/BOEING B-17G FLYING FORTRESS SERIALNO. 43-38812./ETCHING OF THREE BADGES/U.S.EIGHTH AIR FORCE/457th BOMB GROUP/749th BOMB SQDN. PLAQUE 2 IN MEMORIAN/ETCHING OF B-17/THIS STONE STANDS AS A MEMORIAL TO EIGHT AMERICAN AIRMEN WHO/DIED AS A RESULT OF THE PLANE CRASH AT GREAT ROLLRIGHT ON /DECEMBER 23rd 1944/LIST OF THOSE KILLED/THE AIRMEN FLYING B-17G FLYING BOMBER SERIAL 43-38812/OF THE 457TH BOMB GROUP,749TH BOMB SQDN,WERE ON A FLIGHT/FROM RAF PORTREATH IN CORNWALL TO THEIR HOME BASE AT/RAF GLATTON ,NEAR PETERBOROUGH WHEN THEIR AIRCRAFT HIT TREES/AND CRASHED 500 YDS WEST OF THIS MEMORIAL/WE REMEMBER THEM /PLACED AND EDICATED HERE ON 30TH APRIL 2017 .THIS WOULD NOT HAVE/ BEEN POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE HELP AND ENTHUSIASM OF THE NORTH OXON AND COTSWOLD MILITARY VEHICLE TRUST /AND A GREAT MANY OTHER DEDICATED PEOPLE.

PLT. LT. CLIFFORD HENDRICKSON JASPER,INDIANA / CO. PLT. LT. WALTER B GRAVES SEYMOUR TENN / NAVIGATOR . F/O JOSEPH L KILMER MEXICO N.Y / BOMBADIER . F/O DAVID E WILLIAMS S.ORANGE N.J / ENGINEER/GUNNER T/SGT GEORGE H BRUER ST.AUGUSTINE FL. / RADIO OP SGT. ROBERT H RIEDEL CLEVELAND OHIO / BALL GUNNER SGT. EDMUND T FITZGERALD TAUNTON MASS. / WAIST GUNNER SGT. GEORGE B HAWLEY PINE LAWN MO.

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