Portpatrick in Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom
Erected 2007 by 301st Aircraft Squadron, Travis Air Force Base, California.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • War, World II. A significant historical date for this entry is June 5, 2007.
Location. 54° 50.522′ N, 5° 7.197′ W. Marker is in Portpatrick, Scotland, in Dumfries & Galloway. Marker is on North Crescent just west of North Crescent and Welsh Place, on the right when traveling west. On the wall of the local Lifeboat Museum. Since this photograph was taken the plaque has been moved to the other side of the doorway and is now painted green. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Portpatrick, Scotland DG9 8, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
More about this marker. The crash site of the aircraft is on a beach at the foot of a cliff and is difficult to reach. There is also a marker at the site but this marker is in a public place and is easy to reach.
Regarding Z4. This marker commemorates the local remembrance of the death of the following twenty two men when a C-47 crashed nearby on 27 July 1944
2nd Lt Raymond Hutchings U.S.A.A.F
2nd Lt Leon J Tully U.S.A.A.F
S/Sgt Merl W Skinner U.S.A.A.F
Sgt Jay V Alcorn U.S.A.A.F
2nd Lt Mary E Jackley Medical Corps
T/3 John H Salmi Medical Corps
F/O Dan W Meshaw
Wounded American servicemen
Major Irving J Shure
2nd Lt John W Ingram
2nd Lt Theron W Ward
Sgt Ernest H Corvin
Sgt Billy Morris
Cpl Elmer F Lauf
Pfc James D Green
Pfc Keith G Lowdermilk
Pfc Marcus Saposhnikoff
Pvt James Ayers
Pvt Jack F Sheidler
Pvt Edmund L Davis
Pvt Donald R Hammerstrom
Leading Aircraftman Samuel Gilmour, Royal Air Force
Also see . . .
1. 301st Troop Carrier Squadron, USAAF, Portpatrick. Entry in the Scottish War Memorials Project database for this marker (Submitted on August 5, 2010, by Adam Brown of Edinburgh, Scotland.)
2. Cairngarroch Bay, C-47 Crash. Scottish War Memorials Project database entry for the marker at the actual crash site of C-47 Z4 (Submitted on August 5, 2010, by Adam Brown of Edinburgh, Scotland.)
Additional keywords. Dakota, C-47, Cairngarroch bay, Mull of Galloway, 27 July 1944
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2010, by Adam Brown of Edinburgh, Scotland. This page has been viewed 901 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 5, 2010, by Adam Brown of Edinburgh, Scotland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.