B-24J 42-51343 'Shazam' Granite Plaque
Outside the south porch.
A granite plaque with white lettering, displaying the inscription contained by an octagon shape relief with the 8th Air Force insignia, and is mounted on a wooden board. The depiction of the American Eagle is on the top of the plaque. The plaque is placed in front of a young tree and it commemorates the 10 crew members of the B-24J #42-51343 'Shazam' who died in the crash of their airplane in Carr's Hill Wood, Costessey, on March 7, 1945. There are 2 more memorials relating to the crew and the crash; one is inside the church and the other is in the Costessey cemetery.
Source of photo: www.geograph.org.uk
PLANTED IN 1992
IN MEMORY OF 10 MEMBERS OF
564 BOMB SQUADRON USAF
WHO CRASHED IN CARR'S HILL WOOD, COSTESSEY
7 MARCH 1945
389th Bomber Group (Heavy)
564th Bomber Squadron, 389th Bomber Group, Heavy
8th Air Force
US Army Air Corps