Memorial Plaque to F/O H.W. Parry RAFVR, KIA 04/07/43

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Reference WMO/264742


Church of St. John the Baptist

Upper Street





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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 in the village church remembers F/O H.W. Parry KIA 04/07/43 He was Navigator on 97 Sqn Lancaster ED917 OF-U that had departed Bourn at 2235 for Ops Cologne There are two possible claims for this aircraft Either . . . This aircraft was the one possibly intercepted in the Cologne area by a Night-Fighter captained by Ofw Otto Hofer (NJVK) and shot down for his 1st Abschusse at 0137 Or This aircraft was the one possibly intercepted 5000M above Cologne by a Night-Fighter captained by Hptm Ewald Janssen (NJVK) for his 1st Abschusse at 0205 All seven crew were killed
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