TF3301 : Stars and stripes - USAF air crash memorial - Thorney, UK

3 km from Thorney Toll, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

Stars and stripes - USAF air crash memorial - Thorney, UK
Stars and stripes - USAF air crash memorial - Thorney, UK
On the 28th August 1976 a Lockheed C-141A Starlifter (67-0006) from the 438th MAW, US Air Force disintegrated in a severe thunderstorm on its approach to the USAF base at Mildenhall in Suffolk. The wreckage fell from the sky and covered a large area of farmland between the River Nene and a country lane called Thorney Dyke and all 14 crew and 4 passengers lost their lives. This memorial stands as an everlasting reminder of those who lost their lives in such tragic and possibly avoidable circumstances. See the following for more details and photographs taken on the crash site LinkExternal link
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2012
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Wednesday, 19 September, 2012   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 23 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Air transport 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 3317 0160 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:35.7531N 0:2.1213W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 3316 0163
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