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Offline alkhamhills

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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 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

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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
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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
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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.
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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/







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

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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.

 

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