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Rookery Farm,Walcott, Norfolk

Crash site

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07 October 2017 13:49:02 seasider Created entry with name, latitude and longitude

USAAF B24 Liberator with a crew of 10 left Wendling, Norfolk, base in the early hours of Saturday 29th April,1944, on a bombing raid over Germany,it was badly shot up and had to abort the raid, the captain 2nd Lt John Warner Reed,aged 26yrs, over Beccles Norfolk,he instructed 8 of the crew to bail out, and the co-pilot bailed out over Ingham, Norfolk, the B24 crashed at Walcott-on-Sea, Norfolk, and Reed was killed. In 2016 after 2years of research this member instigated a permanent memorial for 2nd Lt Reed, in the form of a picture/plaque hanging in Walcott Village Hall, and by road near the crash scene renamed Reed Way.