"Take these men as your example, like them remember that posterity can only be for the free: that freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it." Pericles, 431 BC

Monday, 29 July 2013

Henham Park, Beccles

52.34450, 1.59448
TM 449 779
photos taken 15 September 2012

Henham Park

On a private estate. The memorial can be seen on open days, otherwise a viewing must be arranged with the park.

Over this area on 29th March 1944 two fully armed Liberator
Bombers from the 93rd Bomb Group based at Hardwick
collided and crashed on the Henham Park Estate.
17 airmen from the Liberators died in the crash
In the subsequent massive explosion of bombs
19 U.S.A.A.F. personnel from rescue, medical and
fire fighting units from Holton airfield died.
This memorial honours those who gave their lives
in the cause of freedom and marks the enduring
regard in which the U.S. 8th Airforce is held in East Anglia
Erected by the Sixth Earl of Stradbroke, 1944
to mark the 50th anniversary of the tragedy.

Roll of Honour of those who died

B24 J 42110033
2nd Lt R.L. McFetrick
2nd Lt. H. Cassel Jr
2nd Lt. W.H. Lowry
A bombadier known unto God
S. Sgt. C.J. Mead
S. Sgt. C.E. White
Sgt. O.J. Watson
Sgt. W.R. Bloom

B24 H 41 28590

2nd Lt. C.D. Makinster
2nd Lt. R.M. Trask
2nd Lt. R.J. Poe
2nd Lt. E.J. Morris
S.Sgt. H.B. Larson
S. Sgt. T.O. Byrd
Sgt. W.J. Franke
Sgt. S. Reinias
Sgt. S.T. Clovis

Station 365 Holton, 19 U.S.A.A.F. Personnel Died

Capt. S.E. Morrill
Cpl. B. Cala
Sgt Tremblay
The Remainder Known Unto God

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