Memorial Stone to 86 OTU Wellington HE821

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Reference WMO264553

Address:

Cresswell Crags Visitors Centre (Car Park)

Crags Rd

Cresswell

Worksop

S80 3LQ

England

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Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Stone of remembrance
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: In the carpark of Cresswell Crags Visitors Centre is a memorial to the crew of 86 OTU Wellington HE821 that crashed close to this site on 05/08/44 The aircraft had departed Gamston at 1355 for a routine X-C NAVEX. During the later flight the Starboard Engine failed, following fuel starvation. The Pilot attempted to make a forced landing but lost control, entered a flat spin and crashed close to Hennymore Farm, near Creswell, Derbyshire at 2010 All the crew were killed
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