Tuesday 18 March 2014

Bomb Aimer Memorial

I saw this memorial in the churchyard of St Peter and St Paul RC Church in Ribchester, Lancashire. It commemorates the death of a Royal Air Force bomb aimer.

Flight Sergeant Edward Walter Fletcher died on the night of 28/29 January 1945 when his Lancaster bomber crashed while returning from a raid on Stuttgart. It was his 30th mission on what should have been the final sortie of his first tour of operations. He is buried in the Durnbach War Cemetery, Bad Totlz, Bayern Germany.

The fascinating Ribble Valley Remembrance website carried a lot of information about Flt Sgt Fletcher and can be found HERE

1 comment:

Billy Blue Eyes said...

A wonderful memorial to a brave man

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