Carleton Rode

Aircraft crash site

Object Number - UPL 13046 - Memorial to victims of two mid-air collisions at All Saints Church, Carleton Rode, Norfolk.


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Detailed History

Two memorials, commemorating crashes, inside All Saints Church. The wood was taken from the chancel, so is original to the building.

The Bomb Group also raised money for the bells of the church, and the #2 bell was cast with the Bomb Group emblem inside.

Top, Hethel, 389th BG
Bottom, Old Buckenham, 453rd BG

There is a panel in one of the windows, commemorating the 389th. It was originally intended to be a full stained glass window. The diocese wouldn't give permission for this, as the other windows are clear (excepting a small portion, which is 14th-century glass).


The nose art of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-50452) nicknamed "Earthquake McGoon"of the 389th Bomb Group.
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Earthquake McGoon
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 566th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Worry Bird
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 734th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Old Glory
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 565th Bomb Squadron


Date17 Aug 2017 11:29:12
ContributorLucy May
ChangesChanges to aircraft associations

Added connection to B-24 44-10513

Date18 Mar 2015 15:39:45
ChangesChanges to person associations

Atkins private collection

Date17 Mar 2015 15:55:30
ChangesCreated entry with name, known as, latitude, longitude, history, person associations, aircraft associations and media associations

Atkins private collection.

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