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    Weʼve raised £610 to restore a slate plaque commemorating the crew of an American bomber which crashed above Penmaenmawr on January 7th 1944.

    Funded on Monday, 23rd April 2018

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    On a windswept plateau in the hills above Penmaenmawr is a memorial tablet dedicated to five American airmen and their dog, a terrier called Booster, who were killed when their Liberator bomber crashed in low cloud on the 7th of January 1944.

    The aircraft, nicknamed ‘Bachelor’s Baby’, had left RAF Valley earlier that fateful afternoon to fly to RAF Watton in Norfolk when it struck a ridge, crashed and burst into flames. The plane was carrying a cargo of ordnance and ammunition and on impact turned the crash site into an inferno. Miraculously, six airmen survived the crash and were helped to safety by local farmers and quarrymen.

    January 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the crash and Penmaenmawr Museum and Home Front Museum, Llandudno would like to restore the memorial plaque to its original condition.

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      1 year ago
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    • Adrian Hughes1 year ago
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      1 year ago

      Just a quick note to thank each and everyone of you who has donated to the memorial plaque restoration fund. We have been overwhelmed by your generosity and clearly restoring the plaque, and commemorating those who died, is very important to a great number of people. We are hoping to bring the plaque off the mountain at the beginning of May and then it can be assessed by the experts at Lamberts in Llandudno Junction. I will continue to post updates here but in the meantime thank you all once again.

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    26

    • D Jones

      D Jones

      Apr 22, 2018

      £10.00

    • Shane Maddocks

      Shane Maddocks

      Apr 20, 2018

      Well done Adrian for raising the money to fund the restoration. Great news & happy to contribute.All the best wishes.May their memory be restored.RIP.

      £100.00

    • Bill Legge

      Bill Legge

      Apr 20, 2018

      hope this helps

      £50.00

    • Jen Marr Allen

      Jen Marr Allen

      Apr 19, 2018

      From the Marr family. Hope it all goes well and hopefully we will get to go visit the site this year.

      £20.00

    • David Martin

      David Martin

      Apr 19, 2018

      It’s always a sobering moment to stand at the crash sight and try to imagine what it must have been like on that fateful night.

      £10.00

    • Julian Apps

      Julian Apps

      Apr 18, 2018

      £10.00

    • David James

      David James

      Apr 18, 2018

      £10.00

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