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Halvergate Marshes

Crash site

Detailed history

Crash site of B-24 41-28705, a 44th Bomb Group aircraft, piloted by Forest Musgrave.

Recollections of local resident Jason Hatch:
"I lived just near Halvergate and approx 35 years ago (approx 1979/80) several WW2 bombs were found buried in the marshes at Halvergate...Basically, there are mainly only fields & farmland at Halvergate so I would guess these bombs came from this plane. Nothing else really happened in this area either i.e. other plane crashes etc.
I have an interest in this because the bomb squad stayed at my parents' hotel 36 years ago and invited my mother to press the detonator on some of the bombs!"



  • 41-28795

    B-24 Liberator
    There was an operational mission to Brunswick this day, and all of the aircraft returned safely. But the 66th Squadron lost an aircraft and two crewmen killed in an apparent unrelated incident. ...


  • 344

    8 May 1944


Date Contributor Update
16 December 2015 16:21:38 Lucy May Created entry with name, latitude, longitude, history, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

Correspondence with Jason Hatch and information added by Chris Brassfield to Forest Musgrave's record.