Farley Mount German Airmen
Besides an old Roman road from Hoplands Farm towards Farley Mount
OS Grid Ref.: SU 37711 29836
Stone of remembrance with carved inscription. Rectangular plaque affixed to the bottom of the stone.
TO/ 4/ UNKNOWN GERMAN/ AIRMEN/ AUG. 23 1940 Plaque (line breaks not known): THE GERMAN CREW OF FOUR OF A JUNKERS 88 BELONGING TO STAFFEL I OF KAMPFGESCHWADER 54 WHICH TOOK OFF FROM EVREUX, WEST OF PARIS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON OF 21 AUGUST 1940. THIS CREW COMPRISED (Names).
Names on memorial
Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 4
Served and returned: 0
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Rank, forename, surname
Order of information: Undefined
Stone of remembrance
Date: Spring 1951
Attended by: UNKNOWN
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A
Unknown or N/A
Brass plaque attached to the stone in c.October 2010
Britain at War Feb. 2012 Detailed account of the shooting down of Junkers Ju88A-1 of 1 Gruppe KG54 on 21 August 1940 (note error on inscription), and identification of the airmen as Gerhard Freude, Franz Becker, Max-Dankwart Birkenstock and Rudolf Schulze. Between 1948 and 1950 it was twice proposed that a memorial cross be erected in the parish churchyard, but the second proposal was narrowly defeated at a parish meeting.
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