Memorial Plaque to crew of 1653 HCU Lancaster ND949 H4-P

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Reference WMO/264771


Drumcliff Road



LATITUDE: 52.63722342551605 LONGITUDE: -1.0485968848578295


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Type: Non freestanding
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Memorial on roadbridge over brook remembers the crew of 1653 HCU Lancaster ND949 H4-P who died when their aircraft crashed close to this site on 08/04/45 It had departed North Luffenham on a Fighter Affiliation Exercise During the Ex against a Spitfire, the Lancaster lost control and dived into the ground at 1515 into what, in 1945 was fields. Post war it is now part of the Thurnby estate on the eastern edge of the city of Leicester All six crew were killed
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