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MEM15553 - World War Two aircraft crash memorial in Yearnor Wood

ENPHER Number:MEM15553
Name:World War Two aircraft crash memorial in Yearnor Wood
Type of Record:Monument
Grid Reference:SS 8556 4802
Parish:PORLOCK, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Summary

A memorial to the crew of the Halifax that crashed in Yearnor Wood in 1943.

Monument Types

  • WAR MEMORIAL (AD 20th Century to Modern - 1943 AD? to 2050 AD (Possible))

Designated Status: none recorded

Description

A memorial to the crew of the Halifax that crashed in Yearnor Wood in 1943 is sited in a stone built alcove situated into the side of a track on the north-east facing slopes of Yearnor Wood. The alcove is circa 2.2 metres high by 1.8 metres wide, inset with a limestone slad 76 centimetres high and 60 centimetres wide, inscribed as follows:

"IN MEMORY OF

FLYING OFFICER A.D. GARDNER
FLIGHT SERGEANT J.M. HANSON
SEARGEANT P.W. SCHULTZ
SEARGEANT W.A.B. STOKES

WHO WERE KILLED WHEN THEIR PLANE
CRASHED HERE ON 11TH JUNE 1943

If I ascend into Heaven Thou art there.
If I take my wings early in the morning
And dwell in the uttermost parts of
the sea even there shall thy hand
[1]


<1> McDonnell, R. + Faxon, K., 2002, Culbone Woodlands: A Preliminary Archaeological Survey for Management Purposes, P.40 (Report). SEM7026.


<2> Corner, Dennis, 1992, Porlock in Those Days, p71 (Monograph). SEM7093.

Related records

MEM15551Part of: Second World War Halifax crash site in Yearnor Wood (Monument)

Other References

  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
Date Last Edited:May 4 2016 1:07PM

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