Sergeant Pilot Norman W Barbeau

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Reference WMO/287094


179 Ermin Street

Stratton St Margaret




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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Composite
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Lettering: Other
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Pre existing memorial tablet and memorial bench, supplemented on 4 December 2021 with a blue plaque- the weekend before the 80th anniversary of the crash on 7 December 1941. The blue plaque on its own would not constitute a war memorial, but does in combination with the other elements. He was a Pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force who died at this location steering his crippled plane away from town residents
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The Original Tablet-In Memory of/SERGEANT PILOT/NORMAN W. BARBEAU/R.C.A.F/AGE 20/Killed when his Spitfire crashed/by the "Willow Tree"/at the junction of/Church Street and Ermin Street/7TH DECEMBER 1941/LEST WE FORGET/Donated by the Stratton Outlook/2003; The Blue Plaque-SPITFIRE .../R.C.A.F./SERGEANT PILOT/NORMAN W BARBEAU/1921-1941/CRSHED NEAR HERE/SWINDON HERITAGE

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