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Portpatrick in Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom
 

Z4

 
 
Z4 Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
 
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. Touch for map. 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. Marker is in this post office area: Portpatrick, Scotland DG9 8, United Kingdom.
 
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

C-47
Z4 Marker image. Click for full size.
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
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.) 
 
Additional keywords. Dakota, C-47, Cairngarroch bay, Mull of Galloway, 27 July 1944
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2010, by Adam Brown of Edinburgh, Scotland. This page has been viewed 844 times since then and 51 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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