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Lincolnshire WWII Lancaster Bomber crew plaque unveiled
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Lincolnshire WWII Lancaster Bomber crew plaque unveiled

A memorial plaque to remember the crew of a World War Two Lancaster Bomber has been unveiled in Lincolnshire. All seven crew members on board Lancaster JB593 ZN-T died after it was shot down in the Konigsberg area of Germany on 30 August 1944. A tree was also planted in […]

Death of WWII Airman Honored by Complete Strangers
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Death of WWII Airman Honored by Complete Strangers

When a WWII airman recently passed away with few surviving family members, there were concerns that his funeral might be relatively empty. This concern turned out to be unfounded, however, as hundreds of people actually turned up to honor the man. While these people were predominantly strangers to the WWII […]

Participants of Pathfinder Missions Reunite
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Participants of Pathfinder Missions Reunite

During the Second World War, members of the Pathfinder missions flew through dangerous air zones to fight the enemy in perilous battles. The participants in these operations now make a point of taking annual vacations to Cambridgeshire, where they are reunited for the sake of recalling old times, both the […]

Participant in Dambuster Raids Shares Experiences
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Participant in Dambuster Raids Shares Experiences

The Dambuster raids of World War II were aptly named. These missions, more formally referred to as Operation Chastise, involved the destruction of three German dams in 1943. George Johnson was a bomb aimer at the time, and he may be the only man hailing from Great Britain to survive […]

Man Defends War Grave from WWII
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Man Defends War Grave from WWII

A company wishing to erect a wind turbine on the site of a war grave has met with local opposition. Their opposition is a man named Trevor Barker, who is an Axholme North ward councilor and is highly aware that their build site also contains an unmarked burial site from […]

Surviving WWII Pilot Nearly Died in Freefall
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Surviving WWII Pilot Nearly Died in Freefall

A WWII pilot from Lancaster named Barry Douetil found his bomber aflame and was forced to jump when he found all too late that his parachute was nowhere to be found. That was when he saw the light—a German searchlight, that is, which illuminated the parachute just ten feet away. […]

WHO-Tube: Lancaster, Spitfire & Hurricane Flypast!
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WHO-Tube: Lancaster, Spitfire & Hurricane Flypast!

To see these absolutely gorgeous vintage aircraft at my local was just incredible. The BBMF (Battle of Britain Memorial Flight) is a Royal Air Force flight providing an aerial display of the Avro Lancaster, a supermarine Sptifire and a Hawker Hurrricane, the three aircraft in the video. These guys have […]

There has been an appeal made to locate the relatives of the Lancaster bomber crew
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There has been an appeal made to locate the relatives of the Lancaster bomber crew

There has been an appeal made to locate the relatives of the Lancaster bomber crew who died when their aircraft crashed in Lincolnshire during the Second World War. In the farmland of Bicker, there stands a memorial which designates the spot where Lancaster ND820 crashed during a training flight on […]

WHO-TUBE: Lancaster on Bombing Raid in 1944
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WHO-TUBE: Lancaster on Bombing Raid in 1944

Excerpts from a rare colour film made from actual bombing raids during World War 2 in 1944. This video is edited down from 59 minutes to feature the pilot of Lancaster ‘V Victor’, Flight Lieutentant Harris – as he was named in this film. His actual name was Bob Chandler. […]

WWII veteran to soar the sky again at 91
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WWII veteran to soar the sky again at 91

The first time Bill Purdy step on to the skies was when he was a young man enlisted to join in one of the biggest battles in history. He was then 21 when he first flew on a mission. After the war, he pursued a successful career in sales and […]

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