Memorial to all those lost in crash of 26 OTU Wellington X3790

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Reference WMO264380

Address:

St. Laurence Church

High St

Winslow

Aylesbury

MK18 3AB

England

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Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Timber Timber (any)
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Wood Panel remembers both the Airmen and the civilians killed in the crash of 26 OTU Wellington X3790 on 07/08/43 The aircraft had departed Little Horwood for a routine Night Sortie. The aircraft was on its approach to land when it then had to overshoot but seconds later, the Pilot lost control and the aircraft crashed into the centre of the village, completely destroying the Chandos Arms PH and many other nearby houses at 0225 Four of the five man crew were killed along with thirteen local residents. Many more were injured.
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