Record Details

NHER Number:22619
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two aircraft crash site

Summary

According to the Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum this location is the crash site of a B17 Flying Fortress from Snetterton airfield that crashed during January 1944 in frosty conditions with the loss of the entire crew. This can be substantiated on the ground by lots of non-ferrous waste and debris. Fieldwalking here in 1986 also found a prehistoric flint flake.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 9897 8823
Map Sheet:TL98NE
Parish:QUIDENHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

5 March 1986. Found in fieldwalking and metal detecting.
Flint flake.
Lot of non-ferrous waste, area of 15 x 10m, resembling remains of aircraft.
W. F. Milligan (NCM) 16 April 1986.

Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum report - aircraft is a B-17F Fortress belonging to 413 BS 96th BG Snetterton that crashed on 05.01.44 at 07.04 hrs after take off for Bordeaux Meringac raid. Heavy frost and overloading apparently caused a stall at 500ft, crashing into ground and exploding on impact. Nine of crew killed immediately, the tenth died next day.
Note. Wartime grid ref corresponding to above is G437432.
E. Rose (NAU) 11 June 1986.

Monument Types

  • AIRCRAFT (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

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