Sunderland DV797 Crash Islay

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Reference WMO261386


In a field off the A847

Blackrock (Isle of Islay) Argyll And Bute

PA44 7PL


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Cairn
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Granite Slab on top of a stone cairn
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The inscription above the aircraft image reads: "Dedicated to the nine members of Coastal Command who lost their lives/when their Short Sunderland Mk III DV979F of 246 Squadron crashed/at this spot on 24 January 1943." The inscription below the aircraft image reads: "Inspired by Squadron Leader Alan W Deller DFC 246 Squadron/and erected by the Museum of Islay Life."

Heath Walter Eric Charles/Howarth Douglas/Jabour Roy John/Johnston Wallace Arthur/Major George Charles/Palmer Ernest Gordon/Phillips George Cyril/Simpson William/Tasker Henry John

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