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Photo: C. Sanders


Plaque McMullen RCAF 1945 Roadside





Map ref

NZ 312145

Original Location


Which war


Memorial Description

Rough stone block 812mm (2 feet 8 inches) high x 914mm (3 feet) wide x 558mm (1 foot 10 inches) thick. The front face has been smoothed to take a plaque 40cm high x 50cm wide. The badge of the RCAF is at top right. The citation is in lower case Roman lettering.

Materials used

Granite block, stainless steel plate.


Erected in Memory of Pilot
Officer William S. McMullen
of 428 Squadron Royal
Canadian Air Force who on
13th January 1945, stayed at
the controls of his burning
Lancaster bomber KB793
until six members of his crew had parachuted to
safety and the aircraft was clear of densely populated
areas of the town. He died when it crashed
about 600 meters south east of this plaque at
Lingfield Farm and was buried at Harrogate
with others of the R.C.A.F. McMullen Road
was named in tribute to his courage.


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Photo: C. Sanders

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