Alan Blumlein and the Crew of Halifax Radar Experimental Flight

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Reference WMO/281160

Address:

Bank of the River Wye

Herefordshire

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England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Outside - hilltop/field/countryside
Description: Stone of remembrance
Materials:
  • Metal Bronze
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Tapering stone with a weathered top and bronze plaque. Lettering in black enamel. Blumlein was a radar engineeringmgenius. The plane had been modified for experimental purposes but caugh fire at 15,000 feet and crashed near this spot on the right hand bank of the river Wye at the southernmost tip of Herefordshire
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Front "IF YOU HAVE TO DIE, THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE"/ DOREEN, THE WIDOW OF RADAR GENIUS ALAN DOWER BLUMLEIN/ (NAMES) Back 7TH JUNE 1942. WHITLST RESEARCHING RADAR TECHOLOGY VITAL TO THE WAR EFFORT

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