Crew of Halifax Bomber DK 192

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Reference WMO254705

Address:

Layby on South side of A166, Near Cot Nab Farm,

Garrowby Hill

Bishop Wilton

YORK

YO42 1SY

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Stone of remembrance
Materials:
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: The memorial is an inscribed dark grey granite slab with gilt lettering. It is in the hedge of the layby 150 metres east of Cat Nab Farm on the A166. At the top carved in relief is a badge of the RAF with superimposed on it a picture of a Halifax Bomber coloured in camouflage.
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At this place on 7th February 1944 at 10am Halifax Bomber DK 192 from R.A.F. Rufforth, crashed in 10/10ths cloud during a training flight. All on board and the driver of a milk lorry who was passing along this road were killed.; 1042582 Flt. Sgt. Stanley Bright aged 22 pilot; 1796160 Sgt. John Frederick Nelson aged 21 engineer; 151321 F/O John Kingsley Mayler aged 25 navigator; 1822095 Sgt. Peter Gordon McDonald aged 19 air gunner; 1866190 Sgt. Sidney James Booker aged 19 air gunner; 130663 Flt. Lt. Alfred John Shirley Hodson D.F.C. aged 29 pilot instructor; Mr. Arthur Wood Kirkby of Hull aged 39 truck driver; Erected by their comrade Alun Emlyn-Jobnes O.B.E. J.P. (1651691 Sgt. bomb aimer); We will remember them.

Stanley Bright; John Frederick Nelson; John Kingsley Mayler; Peter Gordon McDonald; Sidney James Booker; Alfred John Shirley Hodson; Arthur Wood Kirkby

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