Wrangle - Crew of B24 Liberator

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Reference WMO262129

Address:

St Mary & Nicholas Church

Church Lane

Wrangle

PE22 9EP

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Copper
Lettering: Leaded
About the memorial: Wall mounted horizontal rectangular highly polished metal plaque attached to slightly larger dark wooden backboard. Inscribed emblem of US 8th Air Force to top left, side view of Liberator aircraft to top centre and squadron emblem to top right of plaque. Dedication below emblems followed by list of names in two columns beneath. Simple Latin cross and letters R.I.P follow names and the name of the sole survivor follows below these. Erection attributation follows at base of plaque. Erected on the north wall of the nave, 350 x 510 x 20mm
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To the glory of God and in honoured memory of the crew of B24 Liberator 42-95103 of the 579th Bomb Sq, 392nd Bomb Group of U.S Air Force who lost their lives when their aircraft crashed on Wrangle Common 13th July 1944. [names] † R.I.P. S/Sgt Mark Osment was the sole survivor. This memorial plaque was erected by the Lincolnshire Aircraft Recovery Group 9th July 1994 by kind permission of Wrangle PCC.

1st/Lt Norman J. Hunt T/Sgt Harold C. Wilkinson 1st Lt Peter B. Roetzel S/Sgt. W.E. Caurington 2nd/Lt. William J. Hession S/Sgt. Daniel L. McEwan T/Sgt Walter L. MvKinzie Jnr. S/Sgt. Leonard A. Jackson

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