Reversby - Memorial Plaque to crew of 97 Sqn Lancaster ND415 OF-B

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Reference WMO/263996


St. Lawrence Church

Blackey Lane


PE22 7NA


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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Timber Oak
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: To provide and place on the wall of the North West corner of the Nave a War Memorial in Oak about 6’ 9” by about 5’ 7” in size, with the following inscription thereon, namely: - Seal affixed 31st January 1950. Faculty # 18, 1950 Faculty Book. 97 Sqn Lancaster ND415 OF-B had departed Coningsby at 2237 on 23/05/44 for Ops Braunschweig On its return and whilst making its approach to land it suffered a Mid Air Collision with another aircraft and crashed close to the village church with the loss of all seven crew. Four have no known grave and are therefore commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. The second aircraft 57 Sqn Lancaster, LL967 DX-? although badly damaged, made a safe emergency landing at East Kirkby
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In Proud Memory Of The Men From This Parish Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice During The World War 1939 – 1945 [Names] Also Of [Names] Who Were Killed On Operational Duties When Their Aircraft Crashed In This Parish

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