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Landican Liberator Crash

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On the 19th October 1944 a USAF B-24 Liberator was flying over the Wirral, west of Liverpool, when it inexplicably blew up killing all 24 on board. There is a plaque situated near Durley Industrial Estate, by Brook Road on the river Fender, which reads:

IN MEMORY OF THE 24 U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE WHO DIED WHEN THEIR AIRCRAFT EXPLODED IN MID AIR

ABOVE THESE FIELDS ON 19th OCTOBER 1944

http://www.secondworldwar.org.uk/liberator.html


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There is one name on the memorial that should not be there that of J F Simpson who died when his P47 Thunderbolt crashed by the Arrowbrook, at Saughall Massie where there is a separate memorial on the new bridge.

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