Memorial Plaque to P/O J.P.S. Packer killed 07/04/37

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Reference WMO264538

Address:

St. Mary's Church

St. Mary's Lane

Hertingfordbury

Hertford

SG14 2LD

England

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Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
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About the memorial: Memorial to P/O J.P.S. Packer - killed in a flying accident 07/04/37 He was Pilot of 83 Sqn Hawker Hind K6634 that had departed RAF Turnhouse (now Edinburgh Airport), Scotland for a NAVEX when, during developing bad weather it flew into a hill at Queensbury, Dumfries-shire.Scotland Both P/O Packer and his Wireless Operator / Air-Gunner Cpl P.F. Parker were killed This was Bomber Commands first fatal aircraft accident of 1937 and the fifth since its formation the previous year This is the earliest known memorial to a member of Bomber Command in the UK
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