SU3994 : Roll of Honour for HK788

taken 1 year ago, near to Lyford, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

Roll of Honour for HK788
Roll of Honour for HK788
The main reason for my visit was to get a photo of the roll of honour of the airmen who were killed when a Lancaster crashed nearby killing all on board. On the top is a small part of the crashed Lancaster

"On 8 April 1945 an Avro Lancaster B.I Special bomber aircraft, HK788 of No. 9 Squadron RAF based at Bardney in Lincolnshire, had taken part in a raid on a benzole factory in mainland Europe. On its return flight the plane caught fire and crashed in a field barely 400 yards (370 m) south of the parish church and Manor Farm.
All seven aircrew were killed. Six were members of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. The seventh was a warrant officer from the Royal Canadian Air Force. All are buried in the Commonwealth War Graves section of Botley Cemetery on the outskirts of Oxford.
In October 2008 the widow of one of the crew provided a plaque commemorating the seven dead. It was installed in St Mary the Virgin parish church, where the actor Richard Briers attended the ceremony and read NoŽl Coward's poem Lie in the Dark and Listen"
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Date Taken
Sunday, 22 April, 2018   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 29 August, 2018
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Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 3901 9422 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:38.7259N 1:26.2569W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 3901 9423
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