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Halifax crash memorial Nr York

Article about: The inscription states that the memorial marks the location where, on 7 February 1944, at 10am, Halifax bomber DK192 from RAF Rufforth crashed in 10/10ths cloud during a training flight, kil

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    The inscription states that the memorial marks the location where, on 7 February 1944, at 10am, Halifax bomber DK192 from RAF Rufforth crashed in 10/10ths cloud during a training flight, killing all the crew. The driver of a milk lorry, Mr Arthur Wood Kirkby, who was passing on the road, was also killed.

    Just look at some of the ages of these boys. 19 is the same age as my son, I cant imagine him flying bombing missions over Germany !

    There is an RCAF War graves site near my home and there are many graves with 17 year old Gunners. Incredible they were so far away from home and so scared I'm sure

    Nick
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    A nice post Nick, and a beautiful memorial. It must really make you appreciate your son, and we all must be touched by the tender years of those that sacrificed so much back then.

    Regards,

    Carl
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