The stricken bomber however crashed into a farm, destroying the home, outbuildings and killing two women. A tiny, commemorative plaque is on the side of a building close to the main road. It is one of three buildings still standing after the crash.The green arrow points at the third house, further down is the crash site. The perspex commemorator is hardly visible, good old curiosity compelled me to cross the road and take a look at it.
Today, North East of Sudbury hardly anything is left of AAF Station 174. It was decommissioned in 1945. Arial shots from when the base was
Loss of human life always is a tragedy, but the lives of two civilians is in stark contrast to the annihilation of thousands of lives the bomber was being part of just an hour or so earlier. I think we should commemorate that too and add a few lines to the ornamental tablet.