News:
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Author Topic: Tribute to pilot who saved Gravesend town centre  (Read 4110 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline alkhamhills

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 258
  • Appreciation 23
Re: Tribute to pilot who saved Gravesend town centre
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2017, 09:09:21 »
Eric Edward Williams
Born 1912. Parents William & Amelia
Married to Joan Margaret Glenister ¼ June 1938 Brighton.

Flight Sgt No 46 Sqn. No 562960.

Probate shows of 26 New St, Sleaford Lincs. With probate to his widow. Effects £258


See pics, at/near his crash site Gravesend

Offline HERB COLLECTOR

  • Established Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1371
  • Appreciation 215
Re: Tribute to pilot who saved Gravesend town centre
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2017, 21:31:13 »
The Battle of Britain Monument have revamped their website.
New link.
F/Sgt. E E Williams.
http://bbm.org.uk/airmen/WilliamsEE.htm
Debe  Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté

Offline HERB COLLECTOR

  • Established Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1371
  • Appreciation 215
Re: Tribute to pilot who saved Gravesend town centre
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2016, 21:20:37 »
The entry for Flight Sergeant Eric Edward Williams RAF on the Battle of Britain London Monument website.
http://www.bbm.org.uk/WilliamsEE.htm
Debe  Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté

Offline grandarog

  • Established Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1018
  • Appreciation 95
  • RAF Halton 1957-1960

Offline mmitch

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 355
  • Appreciation 11
Re: Tribute to pilot who saved Gravesend town centre
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2014, 11:04:36 »
Sgt. Williams is the only allied B.o.B. pilot shot down over Kent whose body has not been recovered. There was a 'dig' several years ago but nothing was found and there was some controversy over where it had really crashed.
mmitch.

Offline TonyYoung

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 73
  • Appreciation 11
  • Borden Lab, WARC 1971-1976
Re: Tribute to pilot who saved Gravesend town centre
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2014, 02:19:14 »
I tried the link but got '404 page not found' and when I tried forcesreunited.org.uk was told I had to sign up to get access.

military-genealogy.com was the same, need to pay or subscribe.


http://military-genealogy.forcesreunited.org.uk/baw/







Life's different upside down

Offline redge

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 128
  • Appreciation 12
Re: Tribute to pilot who saved Gravesend town centre
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2014, 20:47:02 »
Does anybody know if the cycle path from Higham station to Gravesend is still rideable?
redge

Bobnich

  • Guest
Re: Tribute to pilot who saved Gravesend town centre
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2010, 16:00:03 »
Thanks Ann, that is really interesting.

Offline ann

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 417
  • Appreciation 50

Bobnich

  • Guest
Tribute to pilot who saved Gravesend town centre
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2010, 21:49:02 »
Was out on the bike today and cycled from Higham along the canal path to Gravesend.  Going through the old factories approaching the canal basin I came upon a temporary memorial to an airman who crashed his Hurricane in 1940.  When I got home I Googled it and found this.

www.gravesendreporter.co.uk/news/tribute_to_pilot_who_saved_gravesend_town_centre_1_717945

Cannot find any more about it on KHF so I thought I would post it.

 

BloQcs design by Bloc
SMF 2.0.11 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines