Flt Lt Joseph Kevin De Roeck and Sgt Finlay Wilfrid David Hearn

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Reference WMO/273918

Address:

St Mary the Virgin Church

Loughborough Road

Bunny

NG11 6QT

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Brass
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Brass plaque. The bottom of the three in the photograph. Mosquito HJ767 from 60 OTU crashed 17th June 1944. The aircraft was engaged on a night cross-country navigation exercise from High Ercall when it developed engine trouble. While attempting a forced landing the pilot lost control of the Mosquito, which spun and crashed in fields to the west of Bunny, Nottinghamshire. Both crew members were killed. Flight Lieutenant Joseph Kevin De Roeck 126151 RAFVR (Pilot) aged 24 is buried at Nottingham Southern Cemetery, while his navigator Sergeant Finlay William David Hearn is buried at Botley Cemetery.
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In Memory of (Names) who died 16 June 1944 near Bunny

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