Timberland JB 534 Memorial

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Timberland JB 534 Memorial

Postby Mayfly » Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:49 pm

A Memorial plaque will be unveiled by Friends of Metheringham Airfield on Saturday at Timberland Fen at 14.30hrs, just one mile from the end of the main runway of wartime base of RAF Metheringham.

The Lancaster JB534 was in the circuit, when it dived to avoid another aircraft immediately ahead, after returning from an 8hr mission to Berlin. 5 of the 7 crew died and 2 were seriously injured. 1 of those who survived was killed 4 months later over Germany.
In memory of a very dear friend - Mike Pearson

Very fond memories of Robbie Gilvary - DTs 1st Vulcan Captain who taught DT all he knew.
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Re: Timberland JB 534 Memorial

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:44 am

Went to have a little look on Sunday, it's a road we use quite regularly so it wasn't too hard to find, although it is in the middle of know where on a gate post, so you have to keep your eyes open for it. But It's nice to see them remembered!

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Re: Timberland JB 534 Memorial

Postby Mayfly » Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:27 am

The entrance way to the field is where the bulk of the wreckage came to a stop.



That road is getting pretty bad due to subsidence.
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Re: Timberland JB 534 Memorial

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:46 pm

I knew that it crashed in the field but I didn't know that's where it came to rest :(

It gets worst every time we go down it, especially the bit just past the houses, but it makes a nice scenic route coming from Waddington.
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