the moordown halifax memorial


21st March 2024 .... 80th anniversary
The Moordown Halifax Memorial was unveiled and dedicated on 10th July 2011, in memory of the 2 civilians and 7 aircrew who lost their lives when an RAF Handley Page Halifax heavy bomber, serial number JP137, crashed into the suburb of Moordown, Bournemouth, in the very early hours of 21st March 1944, during World War 2.

Research carried out in preparation for the Memorial revealed a wealth of history, discovered locally, from official documentation of that time, and from the families of all those involved. 
As much as possible of the detail uncovered by that research will be presented here, as time permits.
Do take a look at some of the fascinating details laid out in the pages which may be accessed from the menu list on the right of this page....

(For more on our local history here in Moordown, CLICK HERE - or click on the 'CLICK HERE FOR THE MOORDOWN HISTORY PAGES' button at the top of this page).