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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Fylde
Town
Freckleton
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
10545
Current location

At the rear of the church yard.
HOLY TRINITY CHURCH CHURCHYARD
Lytham Road
Freckleton
Fylde
Lancashire
PR4 1AA
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 42941 28965
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Calgary cross on two tier step, flanked by 2 stones left and right polished grey. The disaster is also commemorated by a plaque at the roadside commemorating it.
Inscription
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF/ TWO TEACHERS/ 38 INFANT SCHOLARS/AND SEVEN CIVILIANS WHO LOST/ THEIR LIVES WHEN AN AMERICAN/ LIBERATOR BOMBER CRASHED/ DURING A THUNDER STORM/ AND DESTROYED A PART OF/ THE ADJOINING SCHOOL AND/ OTHER PROPERTY ON/ THE 23RD AUG 1944/ THIS MONUMENT/ WAS ERECTED OVER THEIR GRAVE/ BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION/ "IN GOD WE TRUST" Left Stone: TEACHERS/ (Names) SCHOLARS/ (Names) Right Stone: SCHOLARS (Names) CIVILIANS (Names) Roadside Commemorative Plaque: "This is the site of the village school where,/ on the 23rd August 1944, during a severe storm,/ an American bomber crashed with the loss of 61 lives."/ This includes 38 children, 2 teachers and/ 21 civilians and service personnel./ Always in Our Hearts
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 40
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 40
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: occupation
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Unknown
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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