B24H 42-50385 Memorial
On the east side of the junction.
An arched rectangular tablet on a stone base, inscribed in English in Roman lettering, containing the commemoration message and the 36th Bomber Squadron insignia printed on the top. Behind, is a rough-hewn stone with the 8th Air Force insignia inset. In February 1945 the B24H #42-50385 airplane crashed half a mile from the runway after takeoff from Cheddington. Three aerial gunners perished. The plane had the nickname Beast of Bourbon. The memorial was dedicated on 7th May 2011.
Source of images: Imperial War Museum War Memorials Register
IN THIS VILLAGE 19-2-1945 B24H LIBERATOR 42-50385 R4H PILOTED BY 1ST LT LOUIS J MCCARTHY JR
CRASHED AFTER TAKE OFF DUE TO INSTRUMENT FAILURE. THREE CREW MEMBERS PERISHED.
IN REMEMBRANCE OF THE SERVICE AND SACRIFICE OF AERIAL GUNNERS
S/SGT CARL E. LINDQUIST, PVT FRED K. BECKER & PVT HOWARD F. HALEY
OF THE 8TH USAAF AND IN HONOUR OF THE 36TH BOMB SQUADRON RCM UNIT BASED AT
CHEDDINGTON STATION 113 THIS MEMORIAL IS HEREBY DEDICATED ON 7TH MAY 2011