Memorial to crew of 1652 HCU Halifax DG226

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Reference WMO265349

Address:

Wetherby Golf Course

Linton Lane

Wetherby

LATITUDE: 53.9253099937878 LONGITUDE: -1.4000391972525676

England

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Type: Freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Stone of remembrance
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Memorial within the confines of the Golf Club remembers the crew of 1652 HCU Halifax DG226 who were killed when their aircraft crashed at this site on 24/08/44 The aircraft had departed Marston Moor at 1429 for a routine training flight. Almost immediately after departure the Port Outer Engine caught fire. The crew lost control of the aircraft which rolled over and dived vertically into the ground at Wetherby Golf Course between the (now disused railway line and the River Wharfe
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