MEM15553 - World War Two aircraft crash memorial in Yearnor Wood
|Name:||World War Two aircraft crash memorial in Yearnor Wood|
|Type of Record:||Monument|
|Grid Reference:||SS 8556 4801|
|Parish:||PORLOCK, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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A memorial to the crew of the Halifax that crashed in Yearnor Wood in 1943.
- WAR MEMORIAL (AD 20th Century to Modern - 1943 AD? to 2050 AD (Possible))
Designated Status: none recorded
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> 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.
|MEM15551||Part of: Second World War Halifax crash site in Yearnor Wood (Monument)|
- Local List Status (Unassessed)
- National Park: Exmoor National Park
|Date Last Edited:||May 4 2016 1:07PM|
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