Just before midnight on Tuesday 1st. September 1942 a Halifax II (BB216) developed an engine fire and as a result the aircraft crashed near to this memorial with the loss of four lives.
From 405 Squadron Topcliffe.
Those lost were:
Pilot, Flight Sergeant, Norman A. MacKenzie. RCAF.
Wireless Operator, Sergeant, C. Gordon Eagles. RCAF.
Mid Upper Gunner, Sergeant, Harold Stone. RAF.
Rear Gunner, Flight Sergeant, Louis D. Dawdy. RCAF.
From the seven man crew.
Memorial sited at TF 526738. Hogsthorpe.
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