Mid Air Collision Memorial

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Reference WMO265156

Address:

Church Lane

Chipping Norton

Chipping Norton

LATITUDE: 51.94323552592413 LONGITUDE: -1.5469014900959337

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: On the 21/08/42, 15 OTU Wellington T2557 had departed Harwell for a Night Cross-Country NAVEX At approx 0505 the Wellington sustained a Mid Air collision with a 6 FTS Oxford (T1329) Both aircraft fell to earth, the Wellington crashed at Colts Farm, Over Norton 1 mile NNE of Chipping Norton The Oxford crashed in the town centre of Chipping Norton The crews of both aircraft were all killed but amazingly there was no loss to any civilian life
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