Major Everett W Leach DFC

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Reference WMO/276376

Address:

Havenstreet War Shrine

Newnham Road

Havenstreet

PO33 4DH

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 within the Havenstreet War Shrine-WMO/215811. The plaque was installed on Tuesday 12 April 1994. Major Leach was killed when his aircraft crashed at Rowlands Lane, Haven Street on Thursday 19th July 1945. The aircraft was an Airspeed Oxford serial no NM247 which Leach was checking out after repair. The port fuel tank became detached meaning that Leach could not control a fatal spin into the ground. Leach had been educated at Worcester Polytechnic Institute of Massachusetts, graduating in 1938. After working as an engineer for Standard Oil, he joined the USAAC, and at the time of the crash had been employed as a test pilot at the Empire Test Pilots School at Boscombe Down. Major Leach had been married with one child. He was awarded a posthumous DFC in 1950. The plaque was erected following research by a former colleague and friend of Leach, Nils Askman.
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IN MEMORY OF/MAJOR EVERETT W LEACH D.F.C./U.S. ARMY AIR CORPS/ WHO DIED NEARBY 19 JULY 1945

Grade II (England)

1393448

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