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Hilgay - Plaque Dedication Ceremony
18th May 2002


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Located at Church Road, Hilgay
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A MEMORIAL TO THE AIRCREW WHO DIED WHEN THEIR AIRCRAFT CRASHED IN THE PARISH OF HILGAY

Seven aircraft crashed in Hilgay during the 2nd WW. The crews of 3 survived, the names of the crews of the other 4 are to be inscribed on a memorial adjacent to the Village War Memorial. Both RAF Marham and the USAF from RAF Lakenheath and RAF Mildenhall will be supporting the ceremony
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Research by M. H. Forster, Honorary Secretary
(Kings Lynn Branch)
The Royal Air Forces Association


HURRICANE L1741

56 OTU
RAF SUTTON BRIDGE
Crashed at HILGAY FEN
4th January 1941
Sgt K A WORTHINGTON

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MASTER N 8043

56 OTU
RAF SUTTON BRIDGE
Crashed at HILGAY STATION
16th February 1941
Sgt A J BURLEY
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WELLINGTON II W 5448 HA-Z

218 Sqdn
RAF MARHAM
Crashed at WOODHALL FARM
18th May 1941
Plt. Off. B E LYMBERY
Sgt K W COATES
Sgt W F WEBBER RCAF
Sgt L CRAWSHAW
Sgt G M BAYLY
Sgt R G MEW
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B 17 G 44-6818

728 Sqdn 452 BG
RAF DEOPHAM GREEN
Crashed at POPLAR FARM
30th March 1944
2 Lt. W C Du MOND
Flt Off. C C JONES
2 Lt. E A MATTHEWS
Sgt C N HARTMANN
Sgt R FROST
Sgt D CURSONS
map of crash site