NY5786 : Memorial for Crew of Crashed Halifax Bomber

taken 8 years ago, near to Glendhu Hill [hill or Mountain], Cumbria, Great Britain

Memorial for Crew of Crashed Halifax Bomber
Memorial for Crew of Crashed Halifax Bomber
This cross was erected in 1999 and is beginning to look the worse for wear. Hopefully it’ll be replaced in the not too distant future. Rich and I had poppy crosses which we left as a mark of respect.
“We got on talking about wild walking in general and he told me of his
astonishment on approaching a certain Halifax crash site early in Nov. and finding 2 poppies and a note three days after a certain party had visited the site. Spooky.” Joe Rice 14/11/2010
This site is protected by Military Remains Act 1986
Sunday 15th/Monday 16th October 1944, (N1870) at 22.00 During a cross country exercise from RAF Sandtoft ,Lincs Halifax V DK116/GG-Z of 1667HCU suffered a fire on the inner port engine at 12000 ft. Three of the crew managed to bail out, but four crew stayed with the aircraft to assist the rear gunner who had difficulty in escaping from his turret. The aircraft crashed into Glendhu Hill, Kielder, Northumberland killing the four remaining crewmen.

The crew were:
Pilot: P/O H.G. Haddrell - Killed
Navigator: Sgt J Mahoney - Baled out
F/E: Sgt J Neilson - Killed
W/Op: Sgt Reid - Baled out
W/Op: Sgt M.F. James - Killed
A/G: Sgt Hammond - Baled out
R/G: W/O G Symmonds - Killed
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Wednesday, 3 November, 2010   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 30 November, 2010
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