Memorial Plaque to crew of 22 OTU Wellington HF613 DD-R

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Reference WMO264554

Address:

Castleton Rd (A625)

Hope Valley

Castleton

LATITUDE: 53.34719297305313 LONGITUDE: -1.7606696393377205

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: Set into a wall alongside the A625 is a memorial plaque to the crew of 22 OTU Wellington HF613 DD-R, killed when their aircraft crashed close to this site on 15/02/43 The aircraft had departed Wellesbourne Mountford for a routine Cross-Country NAVEX. During the flight the aircraft encountered bad weather and it descended below the cloud where it was seen diving out of control before it crashed in open countryside
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