Memorial Plaque to crew of 16 OTU Wellington HE320

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Reference WMO264372

Address:

Water Lane

Ford

Aylesbury

England

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Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Other
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Roadside Memorial to the some of the crew of 16 OTU Wellington HE320 who died close to this site on 09/01/44 The aircraft had departed Upper Heyford at 0124 for night bombing practise. During the sortie the Starboard engine failed and at approx 0155 the aircraft was abandoned, bar the Rear Gunner. The aircraft crashed at Moat Farm, Ford where the Rear Gunner’s body was located in the wreckage. The Wireless Operator was also killed as his body was discovered under his fully deployed parachute. The Pilot bailed out safely
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