SD4228 : Freckleton Air Disaster Memorial and Remembrance Garden

taken 7 years ago, near to Freckleton, Lancashire, Great Britain

Freckleton Air Disaster Memorial and Remembrance Garden
Freckleton Air Disaster Memorial and Remembrance Garden
This memorial is dedicated to the memory of the teachers, pupils and civilians who were killed in the Frecketon Air Disaster.

On 23rd August 1944, a USAF B-24 Liberator heavy bomber crashed into the Holy Trinity Church of England School, demolishing three houses and the Sad Sack Snack Bar. The memorial carries the names of 2 teachers, 38 infants and 7 civilians who were killed SD4228 : Freckleton Air Disaster Memorial (detail). The full toll, including British and American airforce personnel caught up in the destruction, was that a total of 61 people perished in this incident which ranks as probably the worst air accident in Britain during the Second World War.

A full account may be found at: LinkExternal link The Lancashire Aircraft Investigation Team.
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Monday, 22 August, 2011   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 25 August, 2011
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Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites  People, Events 
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