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Friday, 26 March 2010

C-47 41-7803 Moel-y-Gaer

Rocky is standing on the scar left by the crash of C-47 41-7803 which crashed high on Moel-y-Gaer on the 23/8/1942 ,the plane hit the outer wall of the earthworks of to the right ,
one of the engines bounced down the mountain to a point near the farm of Bwlch y Garnedd.
The scar contains some small but interesting parts , the fastner has some quite nice decoration there is also many bits of broken jars and bottles from the stores the plane was transporting .
Crew / Passengers lost on 41-7803
Pilot= Lt. Charles E. Williams
Navigator=Lt. Richard Pazder
Lt. T. F. Furness
Lt. Morris B. Penner
Private Harry R. Adams
T/Sgt. Jonathan B. Akers
T/Sgt. Robert E. Anderson
T/Sgt. Isreal Gross
T/Sgt. Herman A. Hermes
T/Sgt. Raymond S. Nash
T/Sgt. Jesse L. Patterson .
Survived = T/Sgt. George A. Lesikar
The site is a very nice easy walk and the view is worth the trip alone !.
Ref SJ 16790 46420

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