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TOPIC: LLANGROVE - Christ Church

LLANGROVE - Christ Church 03 Jul 2018 05:28 #1

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A memorial plaque in the village church remembers all those who died close to the church on 07/07/42

A 21 OTU Wellington T2962, had departed Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire for a routine X-C NAVEX

During the flight the aircraft suffered Starboard Engine failure. Whilst attempting to make a forced landing, it hit trees lost a wing and crashed in flames close to Llangrove church at 1700.

Two of the crew were killed, the four others were injured

The tragedy also affected the local community. A local woman (the church organist) running to the scene carrying buckets of water to fight the fire collapsed and died of a heart attack close to the crash. Whilst cycling home after attending the crash site and administering the Last Rites to those that died, the local vicar also collapsed and died of a heart attack

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