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Hardwick Memorial Cross

Crash site

Detailed history

Small memorial cross for the men who died in B24 42-50597 when it crashed in fog on takeoff, 19 December 1944. It stands behind a hedge, on a sharp bend at the end of the runway.

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People

  • John Camp

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Entire crew died when their plane crashed in fog during takeoff at Hardwick on 19 December 1944 in an attempt to deliver air support to ground forces in Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge.

  • Raymond Darnell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 15 September 1943 as B-24 42-40938 was shot down over France. PH

  • Karl Eisele

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier; Pathfinder Navigator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Initially on B-24 42-95024, the “Gypsy Queen” piloted by Leo Baumann. After its crash, reassigned to other planes. On the 20th mission in January 1945, plane was hit by flak and landed in Sweden. Interned in Sweden until 8 May 1945. B-24 42-51523, the...

  • Henry Fulmer

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 93rd Bomb Group
    Entire crew died when their plane crashed in fog during takeoff at Hardwick on 19 December 1944 in an attempt to deliver air support to ground forces in Belgium during Battle of the Bulge. Killed in Action (KIA). KIS.

  • Ralph Gifford

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 93rd Bomb Group
    Entire crew died when their plane crashed in fog during takeoff at Hardwick on 19 December 1944 in an attempt to deliver air support to ground forces in Belgium during Battle of the Bulge. Killed in Action (KIA). KIS.

  • Haywood Glass

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator of B-24 | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action as a result of aircraft being shot down over France, September 15, 1943.

  • Walter Meyers

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Gunner B-24 | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action after aircraft was shot down over France, 1943.

  • Fred Pettigrew

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 93rd Bomb Group
    Entire crew died when their plane crashed in fog during takeoff at Hardwick on 19 December 1944 in an attempt to deliver air support to ground forces in Belgium during Battle of the Bulge. Killed in Action (KIA). KIS.

  • Joseph Walther

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 March 2015 21:11:06 usxpat Changes to person associations
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Date Contributor Update
25 March 2015 20:32:04 usxpat Changes to media associations
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http://eastangliamemorials.blogspot.co.uk/

Date Contributor Update
25 March 2015 20:31:20 usxpat Created entry with name, latitude, longitude, history and person associations
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http://eastangliamemorials.blogspot.co.uk/

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