Hudson N7298

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Reference WMO/262989


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Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: A plaque to commemorate the crash of Hudson N7298 from 224 Squadron, which occurred nearby on 11th January 1941. The four airmen survived the crash, but died of their injuries and exposure before being found.
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In Remembrance When returning from a North Sea night time patrol Hudson aircraft N.7298 of 884 SQN Coastal Command RAF Leuchars crashed half a mile north of this point in the early hours of 11 January 1941. There was no fire and the crew of four although injured survived the crash. Tragically they had died of exposure before discovery two days later. Pilot: P/O B.L. Fox - New South Wales Australia age 26 Navigator/Pilot: SGT K.B. Files - UK age 27 Wireless OP/AG: SGT W.R. Martin - UK age 25 Airgunner: P/O J. MacDonald Scot Wylie - UK age 21 They died in the cause of freedom

P/O B.L. Fox SGT K.B. Files SGT W.R. Martin J. MacDonald Scot Wylie

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