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HER Number:MDV107772
Name:Aircraft crash site on Plaster Down

Summary

On 30.10.1942 a Royal Air Force Liberator crashed at Fullamoor Farm, Plaster Down after getting into difficulties and trying to land at nearby Royal Air Force Harrowbeer. There was one survivor.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 516 718
Map Sheet:SX57SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWhitchurch
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWHITCHURCH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • AIRCRAFT CRASH SITE (World War II - 1942 AD to 1942 AD (Between))

Full description

Rendell, P., 2000, Crashed aircraft on Dartmoor (Article in Serial). SDV352716.


2014, Legendary Dartmoor, Accessed 12/09/2014 (Website). SDV356498.

Plaister Down - 31.10.1942. A Royal Air Force Liberator crashed after trying to land at nearby Royal Air Force Harrowbeer. There was one survivor. (Based on Rendell, 2000).


Jones, R., 2016, Site of the Liberator Crash on Plaster Down (Correspondence). SDV359449.

On 30th October 1942 a Royal Air Force Liberator got into difficulties flying over Plymouth. The pilot tried to make an emergency landing at Royal Air Force Harrowbeer, but it crashed at Fullamoor Farm on the southwestern corner of Plaster Down. Six of the seven man crew were killed. The exact spot where the plane crashed is private land but a proposed site for a memorial lies on open ground at Plaster Down less than 100 metres away from where the Liberator struck the trees. The grid reference is SX516718, which is on the edge of a swathe of bracken and close to the field boundary.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV352716Article in Serial: Rendell, P.. 2000. Crashed aircraft on Dartmoor. Dartmoor News. 52. A5 Stapled.
SDV356498Website: 2014. Legendary Dartmoor. http://www.legendarydartmoor.co.uk. Website. Accessed 12/09/2014.
SDV359449Correspondence: Jones, R.. 2016. Site of the Liberator Crash on Plaster Down. Email. Digital. [Mapped feature: #2221 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV106981Related to: Fullamoor Farm, Whitchurch (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Mar 1 2016 11:55AM