Holbeach - Ronald E HERD

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Reference WMO/260612


All Saints Church

Church Walk


PE12 7DT


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Tree/s
  • Flora and Fauna Tree(s)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Copper Beech Tree Sgt Herd was 2nd Pilot in 114 Sqn Hampden L1104 PL-? that had departed Hemswell at 0640 for Ops Heligoland on 29/09/39 The aircraft being flown by OC 114 Sqn – W/C JC Cunninham was intercepted by an Me 109 possibly piloted by Uffz Pirsch (I/ZG26) and shot down in flames into the sea between the Island of Wangerooge and Heligoland. Three crew (including OC 114 Sqn) were killed, one became a POW
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