Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Airmens' Graves at Bircham, Norfolk

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
    Posts
    939
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts

    Default Airmens' Graves at Bircham, Norfolk

    An interesting site I chanced upon - might be of use to someone.

    http://www.norfolkwargraves.org.uk/summary.htm

    Regards:
    Robert

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    129
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default Linda

    Yes-the churchyard at St Mary's ,Great Bircham is near to me.It is beautifully kept and quite a moving place to sit and reflect actually as there are also 11 German Graves as well as the 66 Commonwealth Graves,as well as 2 army,1 naval and one WAAF.The first WW 2 grave is one of the German airman Emil Rodel and the first British casualty was gunner Frederick Pile who was part of the Anti aircraft defence of Bircham Newton Airfield.
    Brian Hillman has compiled a booklet detailing all that are buried with some photo's. and details on all the airmen plus an un identified RAF pilot Officer who was recovered from the sea as well as an American( F/O R C Porter,pilot 521 Sqdn kia 4-10-1942 serving with the RAF who joined before America entered the war
    There is now a museum at Bircham also which i hope to get to eventually

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Lowestoft, Suffolk,UK
    Posts
    150
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    I did a lot of the research into the Germans buried at Gt Bircham, and passed it to Norfolk author and researcher Peter Gunn. It subsequently appeared on this site in almost word-perfect form but credited elsewhere.

    I cannot however, take any credit for the excellent gen on the Allied airmen buried here.
    It is a very useful listing to have if researching incidents in this area.

    Regs,

    BC

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •