Memorial to 1661 HCU Stirling EH940 & 103 Sqn Lancaster LM292 PM-K

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Reference WMO264797

Address:

A1133 Junction with Broom Hills

Laughterton

Gainsborough

LATITUDE: 53.27462996104432 LONGITUDE: -0.7452465671424306

England

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Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: On the village green is a monument and plaques that remembers those lost in two local aircraft crashes during WWII 1661 HCU Stirling EH940 had departed Winthorpe for a Pilot’s 1st Solo on 21/06/44 Whilst flying at 1800ft, the aircraft suffered an in-flight engine fire. The aircraft dived and banked before it crashed at Park Farm, Kettlethorpe at 1738 Five of the crew were killed, three were injured 103 Sqn Lancaster LM292 PM-K 08/08/44 had departed Elsham Wolds at 2118 for Ops Fontenay on 08/08/44 On the homeward leg, an engine caught fire and the aircraft began difficult to control. The aircraft was partially abandoned before it crashed with the loss of two of its seven-man crew
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