Pilot Officer Harold John Appel

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Reference WMO/279636


Lord Crewe Arms




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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Metal Metal (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Stainless Steel Plaque mounted on wood pattress. At the top is the badge of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Lettering is in Roman capitals throughout. Alongside is a framed photograph of P/O Appel.
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In memory of/Pilot Officer/Harold John Appel/J6957 Royal Canadian Air Force/killed when his/Supermarine Spitfire MkIIa converted to MkVa P8563/a presentation aircraft “City of Leicester I”/coded FL-J from No.81 Squadron/R.A.F. Ouston, Northumberland/crashed in a flying accident/on Friday 27th March 1942/near here at Dead Friars, County Durham. Aged 24 he is buried at/St. Matthew’s Churchyard/Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire. P/O H.J. Appel of/Milverton, Ontario, Canada,/3.12.1916-27.3.1942 No longer forgotten “At the going down of the sun/and in the morning/we will remember them”. Plaque presented by Philip Smith of the/Air Crash Investigation & Archaeology Group The crash site of Spitfire P8563 was excavated by/ACIA on Sunday, 9th March 2008

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