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Carleton Rode

Crash site

Detailed history

Two memorials, commemorating crashes, inside All Saints Church. The wood was taken from the chancel, so is original to the building.

The Bomb Group also raised money for the bells of the church, and the #2 bell was cast with the Bomb Group emblem inside.

Top, Hethel, 389th BG
Bottom, Old Buckenham, 453rd BG

There is a panel in one of the windows, commemorating the 389th. It was originally intended to be a full stained glass window. The diocese wouldn't give permission for this, as the other windows are clear (excepting a small portion, which is 14th-century glass).

Connections

Aircraft

  • 42-50703 Worry Bird

    B-24 Liberator
    Crashed on 9 February 1945 at Bury's Hall Farm, Carleton Rode, 100 yards from the runway at Old Buckenham after a mid-air collision with SPIRIT OF NOTRE DAME (42-95102) which landed without crashing.

  • 44-10513 'Old Glory'

    B-24 Liberator
    Involved in a mid-air collision with another 389th BG aircraft 42-50452 during formation assembly near Carleton Rode, on 21 November 1944.

  • 42-50452 'Earthquake McGoon'

    B-24 Liberator
    Involved in a mid-air collision with another 389th BG aircraft 44-10513 during formation assembly near Carleton Rode, on 21 November 1944. The pilot of EARTHQUAKE MCGOON on this day was Lt. Alfred Brooks. Brooks was the only survivor from his aircraft....

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 August 2017 11:29:12 Lucy May Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

Added connection to B-24 44-10513

Date Contributor Update
18 March 2015 15:39:45 usxpat Changes to person associations
Sources

Atkins private collection

Date Contributor Update
17 March 2015 15:55:30 usxpat Created entry with name, known as, latitude, longitude, history, person associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

Atkins private collection.

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