Memorial at the site of RAF Wickenby in Lincolnshire, featuring a striking and poignant sculpture of Icarus falling to earth
Below: 617 Squadron (Dambusters) Memorial at Woodhall Spa, Lincs. Above: detail from one of the panels.
The photo is of my aunt's first husband, Flt/Sgt Vic Weaver from Wolverhampton, who was killed on the night of the 23/24th August 1943. He was the wireless operator in Stirling WP-S (EH937) of 90 Squadron from Wratting Common which was shot down into the Ijsselmeer, 15 km east of Marken, on a raid to Berlin. His body was never recovered. Our family will never forget him. The crew who died with him were Sgt. G.C. Jeffreys (airgnr) and Sgt. C.J. Purcell (navigator), both washed ashore near Elburg, and buried in Amersfoort. Sgt. A.E. Lloyd was buried in Vollenhove. Flt.Sgt. K.E.Longmore RAAF (Pilot), Sgt. R.L. Jones and Sgt. R.L. Stormer RCAF, were all posted as missing, with Vic. They are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.