MEM15240 - Former location of memorial stone at Porlock Marsh (Monument)

Summary

Former location of memorial to the crew of a United States Air Force Consolidated B-24D Liberator aircraft that crashed on Porlock Marsh on October 29th 1942. The monument is now located almost 400 metres to the northwest.

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Full Description

Former location of memorial to the crew of a United States Air Force Consolidated B-24D Liberator aircraft that crashed on Porlock Marsh on October 29th 1942. The monument has been moved and is now located at circa SS 8793 4792, approximately 385 metres northwest of its previous location. It had been erected by members of the Porlock Branch of the British Legion, with materials available at that time. The crew are buried at the Americal Military Cemetery in Cambridge. [1, 2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Report: McDonnell, R.. 1995. Porlock Bay and Marsh: A Rapid Preliminary Assessment of the Cultural and Palaeoenvironmental Resource. P.18.
  • <2> Monograph: Corner, Dennis. 1992. Porlock in Those Days. Exmoor Books. p75.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8793 4797 (4m by 4m) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS84NE
Civil Parish PORLOCK, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 3 tidal
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 2 tidal
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 3 tidal
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Shoreline Management Plan 2 (0-20)

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 12:08PM

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