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Lancaster PB 476

Conflict Commemorated:WW2

Address:Farm track at Jct. A16 and Rd to Harrington, Ulceby Cross

Parish:Ulceby with Fordington

Type of Memorial:Stone of Remembrance

Materials Used:Granite

Description:This rough granite memorial, polished on the inscription side lies at the side of the road, at the junction of the A16, Louth to Skegness Road, near to Ulceby Cross, on the road to Brinkhill. The memorial is around a metre tall.

Inscription:In the early hours of March 4th, 1945 Lancaster PB 476(PHY) of Number 12 Squadron RAF Wickenby crashed near this spot the victim of a Luftwaffe intruder. This memorial was placed here on the 50th anniversary of the crash to commemorate the crew members who died./ Flying Officer N.A. ANSDELL Pilot/ Flying Officer A. HUNTER Navigator/ Flying Officer A. C. HEATH Bomb Aimer/ Sergeant R. F. D. SCHAFER Flight Engineer/ Sergeant R. O. PARRY Wireless Operator/ Sergeant A. R. WALKER Mid - Upper Gunner/ Sergeant W. MELLOR Rear Gunner/ IN GREATFUL REMEMBRANCE

Custodian/ Responsibility for Maintenance:Not known

Notes on Condition:Damage reported in August 2018 - a large chunk of the polished front face at the bottom right corner has become detached. How the damage occured is not clear, but there has been some discussion between Royal British Legion and the land owner about moving the stone because of the Viking Link cable installion project.

Photograph Credits:John Readman, CJ Anderson

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Last updated: 19 Sep 2019

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