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Airfield/village Memorials

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Re: Airfield/village Memorials

Post by 1marshn30 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:57 am

Hi all here is a memorial window in Sibford Gower Church to F/O Hugh Oddie .He was the pilot of 78Sqn Halifax EY-S shot down on 26/6/43 Over Bergen Holland . The rest of his crew became P.O.W s

ImageF/O M.H Oddie lost on ops 26/6/43 Pilot 78Sqn Halifax JB928 EY-S Sibford Gower Church by marshn2010, on Flickr

Also buried in the churchyard from the Great war

ImageAirMech2 Barton Sibford Gower Church by marshn2010, on Flickr

Not forgotten 101years on almost to the day

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Re: Airfield/village Memorials

Post by 1marshn30 » Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:49 pm

Hi all
Folloing an enjoyable tour round Upper Heyford with Knife 04 and others I thought I would start posting the HAS shelter names that I got from last Sunday and the previous visit .
Apperently one had HAS was named Sir Douglas Bader but some kind soul had nicked it !!!
I dont know if other bases have named HAS .
Thanks again Darren for a great day out.
Ni

ImageHAS 1 QRA Area Amn3 Harry R Crites JR USNOnly USN fatality during the Berlin Airlift Crew chief on R5D ( C-54) 56502 VR-06 Which crashed 11/12/48 in Germany by marshn2010, on Flickr

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Re: Airfield/village Memorials

Post by 1marshn30 » Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:35 pm

Hi all found on a wall opposite the War Memorial in the village of Aldsworth Glos on my way home from RIAT

ImageHurricane II c Z3776 LK-R 87Sqn Crash Memorial Aldsworth Glos by marshn2010, on Flickr

87Sqn were based at The Nearby RAF Bibury and the pilot is also remembered on a plaque in the Stoke on Trent museum and at the cities Crematurium

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Post by 1marshn30 » Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:42 pm


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Re: Airfield/village Memorials

Post by Sid-104 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:12 pm

A couple of memorials in my local area in West Norfolk. One stands on the site of the former wartime airfield, RAF Downham Market (also known as Bexwell aerodrome by locals). Two VCs were awarded to pilots based there,the small plaque near Bexwell church remembers their sacrifice.
Three miles away in the village I grew up in, a memorial honours flyers who crashed in Hilgay parish during WW2. My father,13 at the time, remembered hearing the B-17 break up above the clouds after getting caught in wake turbulence and seeing four crewmen parachuting to safety.
Tragically, the end of the war didn't mean the end to airmen lost at Hilgay. On the 9th August 1974, like my Father, as a 13 year old boy I witnessed an RAF Phantom colliding with a Pawnee crop sprayer a mile from the village at 300ft, close enough to feel the heat from the explosion. Sadly,Coningsby's station commander who piloted the Phantom,his navigator and the 24 year old New Zealander Pawnee pilot, who was returning to Bexwell aerodrome, all perished.

Sid.

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