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Crew of Avro Lancaster PB432 (EA-O) - Dry Doddington, Lincolnshire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 53° 00.602 W 000° 44.090
30U E 651970 N 5875786
Quick Description: The church contains a memorial to a No. 49 Squadron RAF Avro Lancaster that crashed near the village on 26 November 1944.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/22/2015 12:29:41 PM
Waymark Code: WMNJAH
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Ištván
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Long Description:
"The parish church is dedicated to St James, which has a west-ward leaning tower. It is a Grade II* listed building dating from the 12th century, with an early 14th-century tower. It was restored in 1876.

The church contains a memorial to a No. 49 Squadron RAF Avro Lancaster that crashed near the village on 26 November 1944. The aircraft, called 'O-Oboe', was piloted by F/O Le Marquand (PB432). It had only been in the air for a few minutes before it crashed, laden with bombs and fuel. Whilst five members of the crew survived, Norman Langley, the wireless operator and air gunner, and Edward Blake, the mid-upper gunner, were killed."

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Property Permission: Private

Access instructions: Kay to church available from Wheatsheaf public house across the road

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Location of waymark:
St James
Main Street
Westborough, Lincolnshire England
NG23 5JA


Commemoration: 26/27 November, 1944 -Lancaster PB432 (EA-O) crash on take-off

Date of Dedication: Not listed

Access times: Not listed

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