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Wartime aircraft crash Memorials

During the Second World War hundreds of aircrew were lost in accidents while training, landing, taking off or attempting to get back to their base with a badly damaged aircraft.
By creating this shared description and collecting them into one place I will not only pay tribute to the men who lost their lives in the line of duty but hopefully give some scale to the cost in lives.
These are just the ones who have a memorial; there are hundreds more who have no memorial or were lost at sea. They should not be forgotten. Their lives were equally precious.
In Honour of those who served and in Memory of those who fell.
by Adrian S Pye

Created: Tue, 29 Jan 2019, Updated: Sat, 14 Mar 2020

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TL3577 : Memorial plaque to eleven Somersham residents by Adrian S Pye
TL4882 : Double Lancaster crash memorial at Coveney by Adrian S Pye
TG0314 : Aircrew crash memorial on North Tuddenham Common by Adrian S Pye
TG0039 : Memorial to the crew of B24, Liberator, 42-50717 by Adrian S Pye
SK7619 : Memorial to the crew of Wellington LN281 by Adrian S Pye
TG2502 : Memorial to the crew of Blenheim Z7304 by Adrian S Pye
TL4789 : Memorial to the crew of Halifax bomber LK789 by Adrian S Pye
TF5061 : Memorial to F/O Rene Dupraz of White Rock, Canada by Adrian S Pye
TL7394 : Tribute to Wellington R3236 and the people of Jever by Adrian S Pye
TF2414 : Agricultural building with a mid-air crash memorial by Adrian S Pye
TG0743 : Stump of a CHEL radar tower leg by Adrian S Pye
TM3377 : In Memoriam to four luftwaffe aircrew by Adrian S Pye
SK7149 : Lancaster JB132 crash memorial by Adrian S Pye
TG3333 : WW2 RAF Aircrew memorial by Adrian S Pye
SK8497 : Laughton Aircrew Memorial by Adrian S Pye
TM3041 : B17 aircrew and crash memorial at the Ramsholt Arms by Adrian S Pye
TM3877 : Memorial to a Lancaster III, JB652 by Adrian S Pye
TL9595 : Memorial to the crew of Blenheim V5851 crashed 7 July 1942 by Adrian S Pye
TM0128 : Lancaster DV177, UM-K2 crash memorial by Adrian S Pye
TM0780 : Memorial to the crew of Stirling BK-770 at Bressingham by Adrian S Pye
TL6062 : On a remote part of Devil's Dyke, Newmarket by Adrian S Pye
TF2494 : Memorial to 101 Sqdn. Lancaster DV270   (plaque) by Adrian S Pye
TF1749 : Memorial to the crew of 428 (RCAF) Sqdn. Halifax LK954 by Adrian S Pye
SK8244 : Floral tribute on the Lancaster Memorial at Long Bennington by Adrian S Pye
TL8742 : Fortress, B 17, 43-38137  'Miss-b-havin' crash, 15/10/1944 by Adrian S Pye

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