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    As a hobby I visit churches. On a visit to a church in North Weald by the air strip I found a small part of the cemetery dedicated to fallen service men. On inspecting the head stones I noticed that 3 by side were airmen who all died the same day. How can I find how they died as I'm wondering if they were a crew and were killed on landing due to being buried in England. I have the names rank and number.
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    Hi Snodger, posting their names would be a great help.

    Cheers,

    Tom

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    Are we talking about St Andrews Church 'cause if we are there are a number of people who all died on 23 Jan 45.

    Date at least, names even better please and somebody will crack it straightaway!!!

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    Hello,

    V-2 incident at Stapleford Tawney - 23-1-1945.

    http://rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?7571-RAF-Regiment-Casualties

    Stapleford Aerodrome.

    Stapleford played an important part in the preparations for D-Day and many units arrived. On 20 November 1944 a V-2 rocket landed in the middle of the airfield leaving a crater 60 feet in diameter. On 23 January 1945 another rocket landed on the airfield camp site killing 17 personnel and injuring 50. A number of the personnel are buried in the church cemetery at North Weald.

    Stapleford finished it wartime service with the last personnel leaving before VE Day.

    A memorial at the airfield recalls those who lost their lives there.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stapleford_Aerodrome

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 7th October 2012 at 12:55.

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    Hello, All,
    Was this an unfortunate consequence of V1/V2 impact points being passed by "turned agents" to the Germans that their rockets were falling short of London? The result was that the Germans upped the range with the result that some then fell well north of London?
    Just a thought.
    HTH
    Peter Davies
    Last edited by Resmoroh; 7th October 2012 at 13:44.
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