MEM6 - Aircraft Crash Site, Court Down (Monument)

Summary

The site where a B17 Flying Fortress crashed on Court Down on 20 March 1944.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The crash site of a B17 bomber, west of Court Down, was reported by Derek Bales who has researched the site and recovered ammunition and other debris at the location. The bomber, which was based at Deepham Green, Norfolk, crashed after a bombing raid on Frankfurt, on 20 March 1944. [1] The B17 Flying Fortress crashed on Court Down on 20 March 1944. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments. Bales, D. -/10/2001.
  • <2> Monograph: Dulverton and District Civic Society. 2002. The Book of Dulverton, Brushford, Bury and Exebridge. Halsgrove. P.111, Photograph of retrieved debris.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 9128 2967 (point) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS92NW
Civil Parish DULVERTON, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Park: Exmoor National Park

Record last edited

Dec 3 2012 10:26AM

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