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Ayr, Whitletts Air Crash, 1941

 
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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 7:46 pm    Post subject: Ayr, Whitletts Air Crash, 1941 Reply with quote

Whitletts Air Crash Memorial, 1941


The granite memorial lies close by to several CWGC graves of Airmen in Section R, 1931 Division of cemetery.

INSCRIPTION READS:
A
TOKEN OF RESPECT
TO 22 VICTIMS OF AIR CRASH
AT WHITLETTS 14TH AUG. 1941
SUBSCRIBED FOR BY INHABITANTS OF WHITLETTS
"FOR FREEDOM"
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spoons



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For clarification, the memorial is in Ayr cemetery.

On August 14, 1941, Consolidated YB-24 Liberator AM260, an American heavy bomber, veered off the runway during take-off, striking a small building and coming to rest in an embankment. 22 personnel in the aircraft were killed.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is now WMR, ex UKNIWM, memorial 56978
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