Memorial Plaque to Sgt R.V. Smith RAF, Killed 11/04/44

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Reference WMO/264573

Address:

St. John the Baptist Church

Church Green

Little Yeldham

Halstead

CO9 4LD

England

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Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Plaque remembers Sgt R.V. Smith killed 11/04/44 He was Wireless Operator on 30 OTU Wellington HF471 “D” that had departed Hixon at 2025 for a routine Night Cross-Country NAVEX At approximately 2100, the aircraft descended from cloud in a dive and crashed into fields at Sandhall Farm, on the East bank of the River Ouse near Goole, East Yorkshire All six aircrew were killed
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