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389th Bombardment Group at Hethel


A memorial plaque was dedicated in Carleton Rode Church in June 1946.

This was in memory of 17 members of the 389th Bomb Group, who were killed in a mid-air collision over the parish on 21 November 1944.

A stained glass window in the church is also dedicated to the crew members killed in this collision.

Carleton Rode is situated about six miles south-west of Hethel off the B1113.

A memorial headstone (pictured below) is located in Hethel churchyard and the 389th Roll of Honor is housed inside Hethel Church.

The church is located six miles from Norwich. To get there from the city, go out on the B1113 and turn right in the village of Bracon Ash.

Follow the road until you come to a crossroads and go straight over.

The church is on the right, about half a mile past the crossroads.

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