Record Details

NHER Number:15358
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two aircraft crash site


A World War Two USAAF Liberator bomber crashed here in 1944, killing its crew of nine. Enthusiasts excavating the remains of the aircraft in 1979 were startled to discover it still contained its load of twelve five hundred pound bombs. These were exploded by a bomb disposal group from RAF Wittering.

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Grid Reference:TG 4231 0839
Map Sheet:TG40NW

Full description

October 1979.
Aircraft remains excavated.
Liberator (B 24), from Attlebridge, 466th Bomb group; crashed at 06.55 hours, after take off, on 12 July 1944.
All the crew were killed.
Bomb load discovered, exploded by Bomb Disposal Group.
See press cuttings (S1) in file.
Information from Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum.
E. Rose (NAU), 15 October 1979.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2010. A passion to unearth flying history. 9 January.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1979. [Articles on the detonation of bomb load].

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