Wellington Bomber X3171 Crash

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Reference WMO/280601


Holly Bush Inn


NE48 1PW


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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Metal Brass
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Brass Plaque on a thin wooden pattress. At centre top is the RAF badge. The lettering is in Roman lower case with the quotation in italics and the names in a single column
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In memory of/[6 names]/who gave their lives at/Comb Moor, Northumberland on/1st March 1943/whilst flying a/Vickers Armstrong Wellington 1C Serial Np/ X3171/of 15 Operational Training unit, RAF Harwell, Berkshire/"wherever and for as long as freedom/flourishes on the earth, the men and/women who possess it will thank them/and will say they did not die in vain"/Plaque presented by the Air Crash Investigation and Archaeology Group

Sergeant David Llewellyn Barley/ Pilot Officer Joseph Donnelly/ Pilot Officer Thomas Winstanley/ Sergeant Dennis Ronald Bending/ Sergeant William Stanley Gibson/ Sergeant George Marshall

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