Record Details

NHER Number:13680
Type of record:Monument
Name:Aircraft crash site


A Lincoln Bomber crashed during the night of 24 September 1947, possibly after being struck by lightening during a thunderstorm. All nine of the crew were killed and they are commemorated with a plaque in the parish church, NHER 8586. An excavation by the Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum in 1987 recovered some parts of the aircraft, as well as coins and a gold signet ring.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 484 118
Map Sheet:TG41SE

Full description

World War Two crash site. Lincoln B-2 (BE-373).
Information from Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum.

19 September 1987. Site excavation by NSAM.
The crash in fact happened 24 September 1947 and not during the war.
Aircraft struck by lightning on navigational exercise.
Crater 9.1m (30ft) wide at impact site.
Excavation recovered various fragments, also 1896 penny and a repaired gold signet ring with initials GW apparently not belonging to any of the crew.
See (S1) and (S2) in file.
E. Rose, 6 November 1987.

Monument Types

  • AIRCRAFT (Cold War - 1945 AD to 1992 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Collis, B.. 1987. Lincoln Recovery at Mautby - Forty Years On.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1987. Bomber wreck salvaged. 28 September.

Related records - none

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