Flt Sgt E I Glass 2285 Pilot
Flt Sgt J E Dalling R/137946 Air Bomber
Flt Sgt J Henfrey R/199823 W.OP/Air Gunner
F O J J McHenry J/25563 Navigator
Sgt E Savage R/2129 Air Gunner
Sgt N W Crawford R/190343 Air Gunner
On January 2nd 1944 Wellington bomber BK387 of 82 OTU took off from RAF Ossington at 18.31 for an evening exercise in navigation. Encountered mist and low cloud before crashing at 22.40 into high ground at Tewitt Hill, Oakworth. No survivors – all taken for burial at Harrogate Stonefall cemetery. This memorial was erected by Oakworth Village Society in July 1993.
Comparison with CMWG records and WR Chorley “Bomber Command Losses 1939-1945, Vol 9” reveals that the 3 Flt Sgts are listed as having the rank of W. O. Class II. Indeed, Chorley incorrectly shows the crash date for J Henfrey is 2.10.1944 (just a case of fat fingers!).