PEOPLE came from around the globe to gather at Creswell Crags to pay their respects to the Canadian aircrew who lost their lives in a plane crash in 1944.
The Canadian High Commissioner was present as the new memorial was unveiled, as were the relatives of those who died when their Wellington Bomber crashed close to Creswell Crags during the Second World War. The Plane crashed near Hennymoor Farm on 5th August 1944 during a long distance training flight from RAF Gamston. All the crew men were killed instantly.
Relatives of the fallen layed wreaths, paid tribute and gave emotional speeches about P.O. Lowell Brehaut, 21, Sgt James Clarke, 20, F.O. Walter Cooper, 32, Sgt John Lee, 19, and 26-year-old pilot Willis Murdie who all died on board.
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