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Stranraer in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom — Northwestern Europe (the British Isles)
 

Z4

 
 
Z4 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Adam Brown, July 6, 2008
1. Z4 Marker
Inscription.  In grateful appreciation for their rescue and recovery of the 301 TCS aircrew and their passengers, we thank the local community and all those who have memorialized our fallen brothers Dedicated 5 June 2007 By the 301st Aircraft Squadron Travis AFB, CA
 
Erected 2007 by 301st Aircraft Squadron, Travis Air Force Base, California.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, 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 Stranraer, Scotland, in Dumfries and 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: Stranraer, Scotland DG9 8AN, 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
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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

C-47 Crew

1st Lt Galen R Hendricks U.S.A.A.F
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

Passenger

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.)
Z4 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Adam Brown, July 6, 2008
2. Z4 Marker
The marker is situated to the left of the door on the stone building with blue doors in the centre of the photograph
 
 
Additional keywords. Dakota, C-47, Cairngarroch bay, Mull of Galloway, 27 July 1944
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2010, by Adam Brown of Edinburgh, Scotland. This page has been viewed 1,065 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 5, 2010, by Adam Brown of Edinburgh, Scotland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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