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.