Flying Fortress 42-5903 Ascend Charlie


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Reference WMO259837

Address:

St Peter's Church

A496

Llanbedr

Wales

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: This Flying Fortress (named ASCEND CHARLIE) was assigned 390 Bomber Group of the 8th Army Air Force based at Framlingham. On 16 September 1943, the Fortress has taken part in a bombing mission in northwest France and sustained damage in number 1 engine. Bad weather separated it from its formation and it struck the ridge below the Hermitage at around 500m. The crew were all killed. A memorial service was held at Llanbedr church on 50th anniversary and a plaque with the names of the crew has been placed to the left of the entrance door. A cairn on the actual crash site is WMO 259836.
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The crew comprised pilot 1st Lt Herbert I Turner; co-pilot 2nd Lt Frederick M Broers; Navigator 2nd Lt Robert L Schanen; bombardier 2nd Lt Orval Tofte; radio operator S Sgt Phillip Catania; left waist gunner S Sgt Stanley E Mason; tail gunner S Sgt Alfred C Monson; right waist gunner S Sgt John J Peterson; top turret gunner S Sgt Sherman E Rambo; and ball turret gunner Swen A Zetterberg.

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