B24H Liberator Heavy Bomber Crew Memorial

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Reference WMO255705

Address:

St Michael's Church

Mill Road

Rumburgh

IP19 0NU

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Brass
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Rectangular brass plaque with inscription on wooden back board.
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THIS PLAQUE WAS ERECTED BY THE PEOPLE OF RUMBURGH / TO COMMEMORATE THE BRAVERY OF THE PILOT AND CREW OF A / CONSOLIDATED B24H LIBERATOR HEAVY BOMBER (42-51116) / NAMED 'NATURES NYMPH' OF THE 705TH BOMB SQUADRON, 446TH BOMB GROUP, / FLYING FROM ITS HOME BASE OF FLIXTON NEAR BUNGAY, SUFFOLK / WHICH CRASHED AT CORNER FARM ON THE 7TH JUNE 1944 AT 11.05 HOURS / THIS AIRCRAFT WAS RETURNING FROM A MISSION AT ALENCON, NORTH WESTERN FRANCE, / WHEN IT GOT INTO DIFFICULTIES OVER ENGLAND, / WHICH NECESSITATED FOR THE CREW TO ABANDON THE AIRCRAFT / THE MEMBERS OF THE CREW THAT PERISHED WERE AS FOLLOWS / (Names) / TWO MEMBERS OF THE CREW PARACHUTED TO SAFETY, THEY WERE THE / (Name) / ALONG WITH / (Name) / AN UNNAMED ENLISTED MAN FROM A MOTION PICTURE UNIT WHO WAS ON BOARD ALSO PARACHUTED TO SAFETY. //

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