Memorials for Lancaster Bomber ED483

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Reference WMO/263918


North Thoresby Village Hall

The Square

North Thoresby

DN36 5QL


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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Metal Brass
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: On 4th October, 1943, a Lancaster Bomber crashed onto the village of North Thoresby demolishing the front half of the Methodist chapel. The Lancaster ED583 from 100 squadron at R.A.F. Grimsby, was conducting a training sortie with a newly formed crew. As the aircraft practiced a corkscrew manoeuvre it suffered a catastrophic failure of the wing tips. No villagers were killed or hurt in the crash, but sadly all the crew lost their lives. The Lincolnshire Aircraft Recovery Group have erected a plaque in memory of this crew in the village hall. The brass plaque was inscribed by a Boston engraver, and is fitted onto a wooden support. This memorial plaque was taken to the 100 squadron memorial service at Holton-le-Clay on 11th November, 2002, where it was blessed by a priest at the service and then placed in the hall.
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On the 4th October 1943, Lancaster ED583 of 100 Squadron suffered a structural failure while on a flight from RAF Grimsby, the aircraft fell onto the village of North Thoresby killing the entire crew.

The names of the crew were: W/O Thomas H. Morgan (USA) Pilot W/O John T. Goozee Pilot Sgt. Ralph F. Worsey Pilot Sgt. Charles A. Green Flt/Eng. Sgt Walter E. Giles, Flt/Eng. Sgt John A. Baker, Navigator. Sgt. John H. Rogers. Air Bomber Sgt William F. Bristow. W/O

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