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Liberator KH126

Below are a few photographs of the crash site of Liberator KH126 at White's Farm, near Chard in Somerset. The 'plane crashed shortly after take off from Merryfield Airfield on the 22nd November 1945, with the loss of 27 lives.

Press cuttings from two editions of the Somerset County Gazette published in November/December 1945 can be found here:

Report published the weekend after the crash - Saturday November 24th 1945

Report published the following week - Saturday 1st December 1945

Both files are in PDF format.

Merryfield was recommissioned as HMS Heron in 1964 and now has helicopters based there.


Memorial by the side of the road at Hare Lane


Tree by the memorial


Picture of the field at White's Farm where KH126 crashed,
taken on a gloomy October morning in 2004.