SGW to F/L E.C. Bulmer RAF, KILLED 01/06/44

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Reference WMO264379

Address:

St. Mary the Virgin Church

Church Lane

Westcott

Aylesbury

HP18 0NS

England

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Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Stained glass window
Materials:
  • Glass Stained Glass
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: SGW to the memory of F/L E.C. Bulmer a Pilot with 11 OTU killed in a tragic accident on 01/06/44 44 Sqn Lancaster ME794 KM-V had departed Waddington at 2154 for Ops Maisey. The aircraft turned back due to cloud obscuring the target. With a full bomb load, it landed at Westcott at 0253, however it ran off the runway crossed the A41 and was wrecked. The crew all successfully evacuated the aircraft. With multiple UXB’s spread over a wide area, stn personnel quickly attempted to clear the affected areas which included a number of civilians. F/L Bulmer, a Pilot employed as the duty Flying Control Officer was standing in the garden of a cottage when one of the bombs detonated killing him instantly He is also remembered on a plaque in St. Michaels church, Breinton, Herefordshire. He had been a family member of the world-famous Hereford based Bulmer’s Cider Company
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