Saturday, February 14, 2009

Wartime air crash at Snailbeach

A little bit of Stiperstones history from the Shropshire Star:

An 85-year-old woman whose wartime fiance was killed when his bomber plunged into a Shropshire hillside has ensured that his memory is honoured on the 65th anniversary of the tragedy tomorrow.

Sergeant Jack Brownhill was a 21-year-old wireless operator and air gunner in a Whitley bomber which crashed at Mytton Dingle, Snailbeach, on February 15, 1944, killing all five on board. The aircraft had been towing a glider which cast off and landed safely.

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