Memorial Plaque to those killed in the crash of 156 Sqn Wellington X3811 GT-?

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Reference WMO264514

Address:

Carpenters Court

High Street

Somersham

Cambridge

LATITUDE: 52.38301915257752 LONGITUDE: -0.005078555032355325

England

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Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: The memorial stands on the spot where 156 Sqn Wellington X38II GT-? crashed on 05-06/10/42 The aircraft had departed Warboys at 1910 for Ops Aachen The aircraft iced up and then suffered an in-flight fire. As a result the aircraft was abandoned by the crew who all safely bailed out Tragically the aircraft crashed onto a row of houses in the village of Somersham with heavy loss of civilian life Further reading at the following website http://www.156squadron.com/X3811.asp
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