new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
Lest We Forget DG414 | by Highy
Back to photostream

Lest We Forget DG414

On 5th July 1944 Halifax bomber DG414 crashed on this hillside. It was from RAF Sandtoft 1667 Heavy Conversion Unit where crews learned to fly bombers, sadly there's crash sites in many of the villages around here from Sandtoft; there are 4 other crash sites within a mile of this one.


RAF Flt Lt McLaughlin, B E DFC (Instructor Pilot) Killed

RAF PO Barley, E (Pupil Pilot) Killed

RAF Sgt P Morrissey, DFM (Flight Engineer) Injured

RAF Sgt T E Carr, (Flight Engineer) Injured

RAF Sgt I H Simmonds, (Flight Engineer) Died of Injuries

RAF Sgt G Beedle, (Flight Engineer) Killed

RAAF `424080 Flt Sgt J N Bond, (Navigator) Killed

RAF Sgt H Fryer, (Air Bomber) Killed

RAAF 434555 Flt Sgt R A Wixted, (Wireless Air Gunner) Killed


Flt Lt McLaughlin is buried in the Porchester (St Mary) Churchyard, UK.

PO Barley is buried in the Hull Western Cemetery, UK.

Sgt Simmonds is buried in the Fleur-De-Lis Church Cemetery, UK.

Sgt Beedle is buried in the Flyingdales (St Stephen) Churchyard, UK.

Flt Sgt’s Bond and Wixted are buried in the Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery, Yorkshire,


Sgt Fryer is buried in the West Tanfield (St Nicholas) Churchyard, UK.



5 faves
Taken on November 14, 2010