Aldborough Courthouse

Located on the wall overlooking the green

In memory of the gallant crew of the Lancaster Bomber 432 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force, based at Eastmoor, which crashed near Aldborough on the evening of 2nd February 1944.

Their aircraft, on a cross-country training flight, had caught fire and was losing height when the pilot, with great skill, managed to avoid the village and instead came down on Studforth Hill, a short distance to the south.

The crew were:

Pilot Officer JG SLEBEN RCAF Pilot age 24
Flying Officer DS KERR RCAF Navigator age 20
Pilot Officer W WOLF RCAF Air Bomber age 20
Pilot Officer PJ POWER RCAF Air Gunner age 21
Pilot Officer D FINCH RCAF Air Gunner age 21
Flight Sergeant R Pratt ROBINSON RAF Wireless Operator/Air Gunner age 20
Flight Sergeant K HUGGINS RAF Flight Engineer age 20

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