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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
West Somerset
Town
Porlock
County
Somerset
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: November 1945
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1365

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Current location

Memorial on the foreshore
Coastal Path
Porlock
West Somerset
Somerset
TA24 8NJ
England

OS Grid Ref: SS 88000 48000
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Very plain and rather weathered obelisk with two plaques, the older one made of aluminium, possibly part of the aircraft.
Inscription
P & DBB LEGION NOV 1945/ IN MEMORY/ OF THESE ELEVEN BRAVE USA AIRMEN/ WHO DIE HERE OCTOBER TWENTY/ NINTH, NINETEEN FORTY-TWO/ (NAMES)/ NEAR THIS SPOT ON/ OCTOBER 29TH 1942/ A LONG RANGE BOMBER OF THE/ UNITED STATES AIR FORCE/ CRASHED/ THE PLANE, A CONSOLIDATED/ B-24D LIBERATOR, WAS RETURNING/ FROM ANTI-SUBMARINE PATROL/ IN THE BAY OF BISCAY/ THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED/ BY MEMBERS OF THE PORLOCK/ BRANCH OF THE BRITISH LEGION
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Dimuzo, J.
Duffleman, W.
Lewis, T. W.
O'dell, J. D.
Purdy, E. R.
Riess, L. C.
Simpson, J. G.
Sorrell, C. G.
Unknown, Unknown
Wardney, S. D.
See details for all 11 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 11
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 11
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Concrete
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Copper
Listing information
Condition
History
Rather weathered due to its exposed location.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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