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ULCEBY CROSS - Lancaster (PB476 PH-Y) Crash Site Memorial 22 Apr 2008 18:34 #1

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A fine memorial can be found to the west of Ulceby Cross, on the minor road which runs from the A16 to Harrington. It commemorates the crew of a 12 Squadron Lancaster from RAF Wickenby which was shot down and crashed into the field behind the memorial.

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ULCEBY CROSS - Lancaster (PB476 PH-Y) Crash Site Memorial 19 Mar 2009 19:52 #2

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Ulceby's Lancaster Crash-Site Memorial 1996

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The Dead got memorials, The living got time.
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ULCEBY CROSS - Lancaster (PB476 PH-Y) Crash Site Memorial 02 Feb 2010 22:04 #3

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Given the date of the incident (March 1945) and the assumption that the Allies had air supremecy by this stage of the war, where would the Luftwaffe intruder have come from? Was this the last such incident involving enemy intrusion?

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ULCEBY CROSS - Lancaster (PB476 PH-Y) Crash Site Memorial 03 Feb 2010 11:02 #4

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Woody78;38864 wrote: Given the date of the incident (March 1945) and the assumption that the Allies had air supremecy by this stage of the war, where would the Luftwaffe intruder have come from? Was this the last such incident involving enemy intrusion?

A very obvious question which made me think they'd got the facts wrong, however I then discovered Operation Gisela :

http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/showthread.php?p=51480

http://www.clickpress.com/releases/Detailed/266005cp.shtml

The Gisela link begins here . It mentions Oulton and there are 'next' buttons at the end of each section.

Interesting - I assumed that the Luftwaffe were finished by then - didn't some well known German aviator say, 'It's easy to distinguish between aircraft; those in the air are Allied, those on the ground are German!'

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ULCEBY CROSS - Lancaster (PB476 PH-Y) Crash Site Memorial 01 Oct 2012 13:34 #5

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Saying this at Ulceby Cross is slightly misleading, it is located just off the A16 heading south west from Ulceby Cross. This Google map/Streetview should clarify the location, Ulceby Cross is top right of the map and the memorial is where the yellow man is.

[IMG]/community/111895=10214-12sqn memorial location.jpg

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