RCAF Memorial

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Reference WMO253763

Address:

Wilding Road junction with Andrew Raod

Wallingford

OX10 8AF

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Description: Cairn
Materials:
  • Brick Brick
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Memorial to two RCAF airman who sacrificed their lives by flying damaged bomb laden aircraft away from town and crashed in a field
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On he 9th September 1944 F/O J A Wilding and Sgt J F Andrew of no 426 squadron Royal Canadian Air Force by remaining at the controls of their damaged and bomb laden aircraft steered it clear of Wallingford to crash in the fields. Their supreme sacrifice and conspicuous gallantry almost certainly saved the lives of many of the town's inhabitants.

FO J A Wilding and Sgt J F Andrew

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