MEM15553 - World War Two aircraft crash memorial in Yearnor Wood (Monument)


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

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Full 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 slab 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]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Report: McDonnell, R. + Faxon, K.. 2002. Culbone Woodlands: A Preliminary Archaeological Survey for Management Purposes. P.40.
  • <2> Monograph: Corner, Dennis. 1992. Porlock in Those Days. Exmoor Books. p71.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Local Heritage List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park



Grid reference SS 8556 4801 (point) Approximate
Map sheet SS84NE

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Record last edited

Jun 20 2023 4:59PM


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