Memorial Plaque to crew of 28 OTU Wellington MF200

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Reference WMO/264769


In field adjacent to Village Hall

Off Main Street

Normanton on Soar


LATITUDE: 52.801603350560484 LONGITUDE: -1.2286241593856175


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Metal Brass
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Memorial Plaque remembers the crew of 28 OTU Wellington MF200 killed close to this site on 19/04/44 The aircraft had departed Wymeswold at 0250 for circuit training For unknown reasons, the aircraft crashed just fifteen minutes after departure on the edge of the village of Normanton on Stour with the loss of all four crew
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A memorial to the men who lost their lives / In the 19th April 1944 Bomber Crash at / Normanton on Soar / Pilot Flt Officer D.H. King age 24 years / Pilot Officer D.R. Doyle age 24 years / Gunner Sgt D. Fretwell age 19 years / Gunner Sgt Garrod age 22 years

Pilot Flt Officer D.H. King; Pilot Officer D.R. Doyle; Sgt D. Fretwell; Sgt Garrod

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