Catalina Z2148 Crash Site Memorial
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- Second World War (1939-1945)
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Information Board- THE CATALINA MEMORIAL/ In the early hours of 19th January 1942 an RAF Catalina of 240 Squadron, Serial No. Z2148, crashed in Arisdale. Three of /the crew survived and seven were killed. Parts of the aircraft, including both engines, can be seen below a/commemorative cross. This was erected and dedicated as a permanent memorial in 1991./ The suggested route to the Memorial follows in the opposite direction to that taken by the survivor who raised the alarm. The route is indicated by marked poles for the 2 mile (3 kilometer) distance over broken heathery terrain./At the South Yell Parish Church of St Magnus, Hamnavoe, are the graves of those who lost their lives. Within the church hangs a tapestry woven by the widow of the pilot./Outside the Old Haa Museum, Burravoe, a plaque mounted below part of a propeller from the Catalina lists members of the crew. A video film and other information about the Catalina and its crew can also be seen at the Old Haa./Please do not remove any parts of the aircraft, as they form part of the memorial to those who lost their lives./Observe the country code./Be equipped and attired for walking in rough country./This information board was prepared by Shetland Amenity Trust with support from the E. C. LEADER 1 programme./