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Scope & Content: Inscription reads as follows: "In Memory Of / those who died when a Halifax Bomber of No. 433 Sqdn. / Royal Canadian Air Force / cashed at Lonan on 14th July 1944 / some wreckage fell on a house "Hokang" Pinfold Hill / fatally injuring a child."

The names of 7 crew members are then listed, followed by the name of the child.

Second World War.

The memorial is a stone wall on which three black marble plaques are affixed. The central plaque is engraved with Candian flags. There is an area underneath the central plaque where wreaths of poppies can be hung.

The memorial was unveiled by Deemster M. Kerruish on 7th October 2006 and dedicated by the Reverend Bill Martin, Vicar of Laxey. The memorial was funded by members of the Laxey Branch of the Royal British Legion.

Information provided by the Isle of Man Government Preservation of War Memorials Committee.
Image courtesy of Chris Blyth, Isle of Man Photographic Society.

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Administration / Biographical History: Custodian: the Manx Aviation and Military Museum; Faculty Protection: Yes

Item name: Halifax Bomber 433 Squadron Royal Canadian Airforce Memorial, All Saint's Churchyard, Lonan

ID number: IOM_NIWM_LON_00006


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