Memorial Plaque to F/O Frank Hill RAFVR, KIA 07/10/44

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Reference WMO262185

Address:

St Andrew's Church

Pond Side

Wootton

Ulceby

DN39 6SF

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Roadside
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Copper
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Plaque 310 x 555 x 2mm on 345 x 585 x 5mm, Framed Photograph 410 x 290mm F/O Hill was Navigator on 78 Sqn Halifax LV796 EY-K that had departed Breighton at 1132 on 07/10/44 for Ops Kleve It was engaged by Flak, hit and shot down. The aircraft crashed in the target area with the loss of all seven crew All were buried in the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, however with the exception of F/O Hill, their exact locations are now unknown. As a result, the six remaining crew are now commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey
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HILL Frank Flying Officer (Nav), 154385, 78 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, the son of Edward H. and Winifred Hill; husband of Marjorie Hill, of Wakefield, Yorkshire. Took off at 1132 in Halifax 111, LV796 EY-K from Breighton, Yorkshire for Kleve, Germany on the 7th October 1944, crew all killed and interred in REICHSWALD FORREST WAR CEMETERY, KLEVE, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Commemorated Brigg Heritage Centre / Wootton St Andrew Plaque

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