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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Eastbourne
Town
Willington
County
East Sussex
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
17338
Current location

On Butts Brow south of Butts Brow car park
Butts Brow
Butts Lane
Willington
Eastbourne
East Sussex
BN20 9DP
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 57970 01330
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Plain metal plaque mounted at an angle. Image of a Liberator Bomber depicted at the top centre of the plaque.
Inscription
In memory of the crew of a B-24D Liberator Bomber/ No 41-24282 BAR Y "RUTH-LESS"/ of/ 506 Squadron, 44th Bombardment Group, U.S.A.A.F./ who all lost their lives when,/ badly damaged by enemy action and in very low cloud,/ the aircraft crashed here on February 2nd 1944/ (Names)/ OUR FRIENDS AND ALLIES/ FAR FROM HOME
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 10
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 10
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, forename, surname, town of birth, USA state of birth
    Order of information: rank, surname
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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