Memorial Plaque to crew of 50 Sqn Lancaster ED393 VN-K

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Reference WMO264644

Address:

Canal Head

Off York Road (A1079)

Pocklington

LATITUDE: 53.91604388819949 LONGITUDE: -0.7838002846557401

England

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Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Stone of remembrance
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Memorial adjacent to picnic area car park remembers those killed in the crash of 50 Sqn Lancaster ED393 VN-K on 26-27/11/43 The aircraft had departed Skellingthorpe at 1708 for Ops Berlin. On its return, it was diverted to land at Pocklington due to fog over Lincolnshire. Less than a mile from the safety of Pocklington's runways it crashed into a farmhouse. Five of the seven-man crew were killed as were two local residents. An utterly tragic example of "So close and yet so far".
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