Memorial to crew of 51 Sqn Halifax MZ675 MH-E

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Reference WMO265346

Address:

Mannings Heath Golf Club

Hammerpond Road

Mannings Heath

Horsham

LATITUDE: 51.0513620505401 LONGITUDE: -0.2748414198139244

England

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Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: In the Golf Club Clubhouse, Memorial Plaques and Propeller blade from the aircraft remember those killed in the loss of 51 Sqn Halifax MZ675 MH-E on 17/02/45 The aircraft had departed Snaith at 1159 for Ops Wesel. Outbound and whilst passing over the city of Oxford, the Starboard Inner Engine caught fire. Unable to extinguish the fire, the Pilot abandoned the Op, turned the aircraft round and sought desperately to find a clear site for a forced landing. The fire continuing to spread and with total loss of control inevitable, the Pilot ordered his crew to abandon the aircraft. For unknown reasons the Bomb Aimer failed to vacate the aircraft before the crash, all the other members successfully bailed out. However, the Pilot tragically fell to his death as it was believed that his parachute harness was incorrectly fastened. The aircraft crashed close to what is now the 14th Tee. An additional glass framed plaque* is usually fastened to a tree at this site. (was away for repair at time of visit) * WMR067345
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