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American Airmen Remembered

Posted: Sat, 22 Aug 2015 16:06 by Daventry Town Council

American Airmen Remembered

Nine American Airmen who lost their lives after crashing in to the Gee Mast on Borough Hill in 1944 after returning from a bombing mission in Germany were remembered during a special service at the War Memorial, Abbey Street, Daventry on Sunday 23rd August 2015.

The service at the site of the War Memorial began with a colourful parade led by the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, two Macebearers the Deputy Lieutenant of Northamptonshire, Lt Col Ford Commander 422nd Medical Squadron USAF RAF Croughton, Chairman of the District Council, Canon Michael Webber and Deacon Janet Thomas and the standard bearers and representatives from The Royal British Legion, The Army Cadets and The Air Cadets.Lt Col Ford reminded those present of the importance of these occasions to remember all those who have lost their lives in conflicts, and that this is a time for both remembrance and reconciliation.The Son of S/Sergeant Robert L. Burry spoke fondly of the lives that were lost and dedicated the memorial to his father and his friends.A reception was held afterwards at the Town Council offices and presentations were given by Romer Adams, representative from Sywell Aviation Museum and Brian Francis a veteran from the 8th Air Force Historical Society.For more information and to see the excavated artefacts of the B-17 Flying Fortress, visit Daventry Museum where all the items are on display from 25th August until 17th September 2015

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