Halifax Bomber R9438 Crash site at Fitful Head

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Reference WMO/272618


approx 1/2 mile from the road end at Scantips 4km west of Hillwell along a semi-private farm road

Fitful Head, Shetland



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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Other monument
  • Stone Granite
Lettering: Raised
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Granite Block. Halifax R9438 of 35 Squadron flew into Fitful Head whilst on an operation against the German Battleship Tirpitz on 31 March 1942
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TO THE MEMORY OF / THE CREW OF HALIFAX R 9438 (H), 35 SQUADRON, / WHO CRASHED INTO THE CLIFFS HERE ON RETURNING FROM / AN AIR RAID ON THE TIRPITZ, 30/31st MARCH 1942: / (7 names, with rank, crew position and service number)

Buckley J P B R/ Bushby, J B Meredith, R H/ Peach, A J/ Powell, G N E/ Usher, M L/ Wood, J A

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