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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Selby
Town
Dunnington
County
North Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 19th June 1993
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
30971
Current location

CROSS STANDS OUTSIDE FARMHOUSE
DUNNINGTON LODGE FARM
Dunnington
Selby
North Yorkshire
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 666 497
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
WOODEN CROSS SURMOUNTING STEPPED STONE BASE. BRASS PLAQUE AT BASE OF CROSS BEARS INSCRIPTION. ADDITIONAL PLAQUE TO ONE SIDE OF CROSS BEARS FURTHER INSCRIPTION.
Inscription
ON PLAQUE AT BASE OF CROSS: IN MEMORY OF/ THE CREW OF J.U.88 DX+AX 13NJ63/ (NAMES)/ ALSO IN MEMORY OF/ (NAMES)/ WHO DIED ON THIS SPOT, THE RESULT OF A WARTIME AIRCRAFT CRASH/ THE FUTILITY OF WAR, 4TH MARCH 1945, NOW SAFE IN GODS HANDS. FURTHER PLAQUE TO ONE SIDE: SITE OF A WARTIME AIRCRAFT CRASH, JU88C NIGHT FIGHTER OF THE 13TH /N.J. 63, AIRCRAFT NO. WNR 627585 DX+AX, WHICH CRASHED INTO DUNNINGTON LODGE FARM, KILLING THE CREW OF FOUR, AND MR & MRS ELLEN MOLL AND MRS VIOLET MOLL. THE CRASH TOOK PLACE AT 01.51 HRS, 4TH MARCH 1945. THIS J.U.88 IS BELIEVED TO BE THE LAST LUFTWAFFE AIRCRAFT LOST OVER THE U.K. ON A NIGHT SORTIE. THE AIRCRAFT WAS TURNING TOWARDS R.A.F. ELVINGTON AT LOW LEVEL, HIT A TREE AND CRASHED INTO THE FARMHOUSE. PRIOR TO THE CRASH THE JU88 HAD SHOT DOWN TWO HALIFAX BOMBERS LANDING AT R.A.F.LISSETT. AFTER OPERATIONS OVER GERMANY, MR ARTHUR TAIT, REAR GUNNER OF THE HALIFAX WAS WOUNDED IN THE ATTACK. ON THE 19TH JUNE 1993 THE CROSS WAS DEDICATED TO THOSE WHO DIED. A WREATH WAS LAID BY HERR HERBERT THOMAS OF THE LUFTWAFFE NIGHT FIGHTER ASSOCIATION AND MR ARTHUR TAIT OF THE DONCASTER AIR GUNNERS ASSOCIATION, BRINGING TOGETHER OLD WARTIME ENEMIES IN FRIENDSHIP AND SHOWING THE FUTILITY OF WAR.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 4
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 4
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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