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Halifax Bomber LL505 crashed 22/Oct 1944 Coniston(Cumbria)

 
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:51 pm    Post subject: Halifax Bomber LL505 crashed 22/Oct 1944 Coniston(Cumbria) Reply with quote

Just watched the Time team C4 prog (repeat ) and they were digging old mines on CONISTON in Cumbria and they mentioned finding an old leather Helmet on the Fell area possibly from the WW2 Halifax Bomber that crashed near that area of the Tarn etc . I did some research and found that there is a Memorial Cairn with the details of the crash and the 8 dead from that plane that date in 1944

CRASHED HALIFAX BOMBER LL505 from No 1659 H.C.U. Topcliffe on a training exercise on 22nd October 1944 . crash site SOUTH OF GREAT CARRS SUMMIT

Seven of the crew were from the ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE and they are buried in CHESTER (blacon) Cemetery Cheshire and the Eight airman was a Sgt in the ROYAL AIR FORCE VOL RESERVE and he is named as being

SGT WILLIAM BRISBANE FERGUSON , 1826294 aged 19 RAFVR

Memorial plaque records :

In Memory of 8 Crew Members of HALIFAX LL505 from No 1659 H C U Topcliffe who lost their lives on this site on 22 October 1944
- The plaque records all the 8 Named dead from that training flight from RAF Topcliffe in North Yorkshire .


CWGC index records :

FERGUSON , WILLIAM BRISBANE , Sgt Flt Engr 1826294, death date 22 October 1944 , aged 19 , RAFVR ,

Row D Grave 239

NEW MONKLAND CEMETERY Lanarkshire

son of Isaiah Ferguson & Stepson of Jemima Ferguson of CALDERCRUIX


Listed on the SNWM at the Edinburgh Castle is :

FERGUSON , WILLIAM BRISBANE , 1826294, death 22nd Oct 1944 , Birth place AIRDRIE , RAF , Sgt RAFVR. BC


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Nice to see on one of the websites that someone has placed a Poppy cross at the Cairn /memorial at the crash site on Coniston , in Cumbria



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:15 am    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

WMR 13028, which includes photographs
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