Handley Page L4054 Air Crash

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Reference WMO/281500


St Mary's Lighthouse

St Mary's Island

Whitley Bay

NE26 4RS


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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 in a wooden frame- unveiled and dedicated 12 April 2008
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In mermory of/[4 names]/of Bomber Command/83 Squadron, R.A.F. Scampton, Lincolnshire/who gave their lives at Old Hartley, St Mary's Island/Northumberland/on the morning of 7 April 1940/whilst flying Page Hampden Mk 1 L4054./"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."/For your tomorrow/Presented by Air Crash Investigation and Archaeology Group/The Friends of St Mary's Island/The Family of Denis William Sharpe

Pilot Officer Wilfred Roberts, Pilot, 25,/ Pilot Officer Keith Brooke-Taylor, Navigator, 21/ Sergeant Andrew McNicol, Observer, 26/ Aircraftman 1st Class Denis William Sharpe, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 21

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