Stirling W7624 crashed about 275 metres from the location of this memorial after it had been hit by a Messerschmitt 110 nightfighter.
The text on the plaque is:
FLIGHT FROM RAF BOURN CAMBRIDGESHIRE (GB)
TO KASSEL (D) CRASHED ON
28 AUGUST 1942 AT 00.08 HRS
ROYAL AIR FORCE
MARK 1 W7624
HUGH BARTON-SMITH, FLIGHT SERGEANT, PILOT, 26, RAFVR, 1312006
KENNETH WAKEFIELD, FLIGHT SERGEANT, NAVIGATOR, 20, RAFVR, 1165290
LEONARD EDWARD MOSS, SERGEANT, AIR BOMBER, 28, RNZAF, NZ403556
JOHN VICTOR ROBINSON SERGEANT, FLIGHT ENGINEER, 23, RAF, 567796
PETER SIEGFRIED SHARMANN, SERGEANT, WIRELESS OPERATOR, 20, RAFVR, 1111468
EDWARD FREDERICK TALBOT, FLIGHT SERGEANT, MID UPPER GUNNER, 30, RAFVR, 1376849
GLEN ALLEN SMITH, FLIGHT SERGEANT, REAR GUNNER, 22, RNZAF, NZ403032
To the right of the memorial is an information panel with details of the final flight of this Stirling.
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