Mid Air Collision Memorial

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Reference WMO/264378

Address:

Westcott Technology Park Reception

Westcott

HP18 0XB

England

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Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Memorial Stone adjacent to the Gatehouse of the Technology Park remembers all those killed in a mid air collision close to this site on 15/03/44 11 OTU Wellington LN660 KJ-OP 15/03/44 had departed Westcott, Buckinghamshire at 2005 for a night NAVEX. On its return it was struck by XC Sqn Stirling EH989 WP-P. The Wellington lost height, crashed and exploded in open countryside with the loss of all eight aircrew. The Stirling had departed Tuddenham, Suffolk for Ops Amiens at 1850. On its return, bad weather over East Anglia resulted in it being diverted to an alternate airfield further inland. It was preparing to land at Westcott when it collided with the Wellington over the village of Quainton. The Stirling remained airborne for a couple of minutes after the collision, until it too crashed and exploded at Wappenham, Buckinghamshire at 2247, killing all the crew who were returning from their very first Op
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