Brocklesby Park - Lancaster ME442 KM-V

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Wellingtonia Memorial Tree

Brocklesby Park Estate



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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Bronze plaque on Oak attached to tree known as Wellingtonia Memorial Tree reduced to a 600cm dead stump, size of Plaque 400 x 600 x 60mm ME442 KM-V belonged to 44 Squadron which took off from Spilsby at 1842 on the 3rd to raid the Dortmund-Ems Kanal at a point near Ladbergen, Shot down c0100 on the 4th Page 102 of Volume 6 ‘Bomber Command Losses’ by W.R.Chorley. 212 Lancasters and 10 Mosquitoes of 5 Group attacked the Ladbergen aqueduct, breached it in two places and put it completely out of action. 7 Lancasters lost Page 674 @Bomber Command War Diaries’ Martin Middlebrook & Chris Everitt.
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