"Take these men as your example, like them remember that posterity can only be for the free: that freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it." Pericles, 431 BC

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Norwich: Heigham Street

At Freeman Square

52.63852, 1.28003
TG 220  095
photos taken 24 November 2012

These photos were taken at the remembrance service, which is held every year on the anniversary of the crash. 

“To the memory of the undermentioned members of 753rd Squadron, 458th Bomb Group, 2nd Bombardment Division USAAF, who died near this spot, 24th November 1944.

The Pilot of this Bomber as his last act avoided crashing on this and surrounding cottages thus preventing the possible loss of civilian lives.

2/Lt. Ralph J Dooley. Pilot 74-4 E. Ontario Street, Philadelphia PA
2/Lt. Arthur Akin Jnr. Pilot. 92 Wallace Circle, Portsmouth VA
2/Lt.Paul E. Gorman. Navigator. 2542 East, 29th St. Brooklyn. NY
S/Sgt John J.Jones. Waist Gunner. General Delivery, Gem. Texas.
S/Sgt Paul A. Wadsworth, Radio Operator. P.O Box 635, Forsan, Texas.
S/Sgt Oscar B. Nelson, Ball Turret Gunner, Vashon, Wash.
S/Sgt John A.Phillips, Engineer. North Main St, Norwood, Norfolk NY
S/Sgt Don P Quirk, Tail Gunner, Muncie, Ind.
S/Sgt Ralph von Bergen, Waist Gunner. 607(?) Lipan Street, Denver, Colorado.

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