This crash site was visited during an HML Assessment on Wednesday 7th October.
Event and Historical Information:
This aircraft was used by the US Navy for anti-submarine and reconnaissance duties. On 24 August 1944, this Liberator took off from the US Naval base at Dunkeswell for a routine familiarisation training flight. It subsequently crashed into Moel Feity at around 580m. The crew comprised Lt (jg) John Glennon Byrnes AV(N); Lt (jg) John Neill Hobson, AV(N); Ensign Andrew Manelski, AV (S); Hyman P Holt Jnr, AMM1c; Franklin R Snipe, ARM2; and Donald F Keister, AMM3c. All the crewmen onboard were killed.