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Wednesday, 15 February 2012

P-47 42-75584, Birkenhead

On a small bridge on Saughall Massie RD ,Birkenhead is this memorial to the loss of P-47 42-75584!.
The plane was on a pre-delivery flight when it went out of control the plane was reported to be on fire by a witness and to be trying to get down at R.A.F. West Kirby but fell inverted into a field next to the bridge with the loss of Pilot Lieutenant Jay Frederick Simpson !
The site has been excavated in 1974 and remains are at the Perch Rock Museum !

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