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Buckden Pike Memorial Cross to Polish Bomber Crew

Historical Site · North East England · 692 m
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This memorial is in remembrance to the memory of five Polish airmen of the Polish Air Force based at RAF Bramcote who crashed their plane on 30 January 1942. The memorial was created by, with help from various locals. The sole survivor of the crash Jozef "Joe" Fusniak survived by finding his way to a road near Cray where some locals found him and took him to the White Lion Inn. 

For more information and in-depth run-through of this incredible story we recommend visiting the following websites:

1. http://www.buckdenpike.co.uk/mainstory.html 

2. https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/47/a1317647.shtml 

3. http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/planes/dales/n2848.html 

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SD 96232 77880
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54.196672, -2.059251
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54°11'48.0"N 2°03'33.3"W
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30U 561373 6005812
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Distance 20.3 km
Duration 6:30 h
Ascent 592 m
Descent 597 m

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