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Green Lane, Redenhall

Crash site

Detailed history

Peter Kent was finishing a day’s lessons at school when the two American aircraft collided in April 1945, causing the deaths of 22 airmen.

More than 60 years after the fatal crash, a permanent memorial was unveiled to the crew of two bombers from the 446th Bomb Group, which was based at Flixton during the second world war. Mr Kent, who now lives in Pulham Market, decided to create a memorial to the American airmen after spending months researching the crash site and the men who lost their lives.

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People

  • Raymond Carnahan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 707BS, 446BG, 8AF USAAF. Killed when 2 planes collided over base as they were coming in for landing after mission to Regenberg. Killed in Action (KIA) Awards: PH.

  • Rogers Edgar

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 446th Bomb Group
    Killed when 2 planes collided over base as they were coming in for landing after mission to Regenberg.

  • Earl Graf

    Military | Sergeant | 446th Bomb Group
    Killed when 2 planes collided over base as they were coming in for landing after mission to Regenberg. Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Richard Petrus

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    RTD crashed near Brussels on 27 Dec 44 in B-24 42-51312 Killed when 2 planes collided over base as they were coming in for landing after mission to Regenberg.

  • Martin Rubin

    Military | Flight Officer | 446th Bomb Group
    Killed in mid air collision over base after returning from mission

  • Henry Wrzesinski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 446th Bomb Group
    KIS in mid air collision over base while returning from Regenberg mission

Aircraft

  • 42-50790 Little King

    B-24 Liberator
    Involved in a mid-air collision with 42-51909 on 11 April 1945, over Harleston/Redenhall. No survivors.

  • 42-51909

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 706BS, 446BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. Involved in a mid-air collision with 42-50790 on 11-Apr-45, 2 miles Sth of Harleston, UK. No survivors, aircraft was destroyed. 12 x KIA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 April 2015 14:53:20 usxpat Created entry with name, known as, latitude, longitude, history and media associations
Sources

http://eastangliamemorials.blogspot.co.uk/
Eastern Daily Press 22 August 2011

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