Memorial Tablet to P/O M.W. Major RAF, Killed 22/07/41

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Reference WMO265147

Address:

St. Swithun's Church

Main Street

Merton

Bicester

OX25 2NB

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: Memorial tablet in village church remembers P/O M.W. Major RAF, killed in a flying accident 22/07/41 He was the Pilot of 16 OTU Hampden P5305, that had departed Brackley, (later renamed Croughton) for a routine night NAVEX On its return, the aircraft undershot the grass runway and crashed in an adjacent field at 0315. Three of the crew sustained minor injuries, however P/O Major was killed and now lies buried in Upper Heyford Cemetery, Oxfordshire
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