to honour the 7 crew of halifax 181 (za-k)


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Reference WMO265861

Address:

tangmere airfield

tangmere

chichester

po20 2bb

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Stone of remembrance
Materials:
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  • Rock/Rough Stone Rock/Rough Stone
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: The memorial is made of black granite with silver lettering and sits on the crash site, where seven crew of a Halifax bomber died. It is sited on the edge of the disused airfield of what was once raf tangmere, near the old control tower.
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This memorial mark's the area where an RAF 10 Sqn halifax bomber, hx181 (za-k) from RAF Melbourne, yorks, crashed into a hangar at RAF tangmere on the night of 19 november 1943 after suffering severe damage during a raid over germany. all the crew were killed we will remember them f/sgt b. holdsworth capt rafvr 23 yrs f/sgt c. telfer nav rafvr 20 yrs sgt a.j.oudinot ab rafvr 31 yrs sgt r.v downs w/OP rafvr 22 yrs f/sgt j. harper m/u raaf 28 yrs Sgt r.j.h. steel f/e raf 19 yrs Sgt c.e. Smith t/g rafvr 21 yes 'when you go home, tell them of us and say, for your tomorrow we gave our today.'

f/sgt b. holdsworth capt rafvr 23 yrs f/sgt c. telfer nav rafvr 20 yrs sgt a.j.oudinot ab rafvr 31 yrs sgt r.v downs w/OP rafvr 22 yrs f/sgt j. harper m/u raaf 28 yrs Sgt r.j.h. steel f/e raf 19 yrs Sgt c.e. Smith t/g rafvr 21 yes

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