Binbrook - GLASSPOOL Leslie Henry

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Reference WMO/261331


St Mary & Gabriel Church

St Mary's Lane

Binbrook, Lincolnshire



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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Stone Stone (any)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Erected on the north wall of the north aisle S/L Glasspool DFC BA was the Bomb Aimer in 156 Sqn Lancaster ND409 GT-S that had departed Upwood at 2235 for Ops Freidrichshafen on 28/04/44 The aircraft was probably the one that was intercepted at 6000M NW of Freidrichshafen by a Night-Fighter captained by Nacht Jagd "Experten" Hptm Paul Zorner (Stab III/NJG5) and shot down for his 46th Abschusse The aircraft crashed into a wood 1km W of Neuhausen at 0210. All seven crew - including the Stn Cdr of Upwood (flying as Pilot) were killed in the loss By a quirk of fate, his daughter – also remembered on the plaque, died on the same date her father was killed, 35 years later to the day
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