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Hilgay, Norfolk

Crash site

Detailed history

At the bottom of the village war memorial, there is a separate stone, commemorating 4 crashes in Hilgay Parish. One of those was 44-6816 (the number is wrong on the stone) a USAAF plane that crashed at Poplar Farm, 30 March 1945. (Date is wrong on the stone.)

Connections

People

  • Daniel Cursons

    Military | Sergeant | Engineer | 452nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 30 March 1945

  • Roy Frost

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Killed when B17 44-6816 was caught in the propwash of another aircraft and was torn apart in the air.

  • Carl Hartman

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 452nd Bomb Group
    Killed when B17 44-6816 was caught in the propwash of another aircraft and was torn apart in the air.

  • Carl Jones

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group
    Killed when B17 44-6816 was caught in the propwash of another aircraft and was torn apart in the air.

  • Ernest Matthews

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 452nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 30 March 1945

Aircraft

  • 44-6816

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 18/11/44; Dow Fd 28/11/44; Assigned 366BS/305BG [KY-B] Chelveston 1/12/44; transferred 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 2/12/44; caught in propwash of another aircraft on assembly for Hamburg with Willis Du Mond, Co-pilot: Carl Jones,...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 March 2015 16:21:42 usxpat Changes to history
Sources

AAM

Date Contributor Update
29 March 2015 16:07:09 usxpat Changes to history
Sources

http://eastangliamemorials.blogspot.co.uk/

Date Contributor Update
28 March 2015 17:50:13 usxpat Created entry with name, latitude, longitude, history, person associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

http://eastangliamemorials.blogspot.co.uk/

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