Memorial Plaque to F/L O.C. Chave RAFVR, KIA 14/02/43

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Reference WMO/264730


Highfields Parish Church

Highfield Lane (A3035)


SO17 1QH


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Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Memorial Plaque remembers F/L O.C. Chave KIA 14/02/43 He was Pilot of XV Sqn Stirling BF448 LS-T that had departed Bourn at 1825 for Ops Cologne. The aircraft was intercepted at 4500M, 3KM NNW of Helchteren by a Night-Fighter captained by Ofw Fritz Schellwat (V/NJG1) and shot down at 2056 for his 8th Abschusse. The aircraft crashed at Helchteren, Belgium with the loss of all eight crew.
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