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Saturday, 27 October 2012

P-47D Thunderbolt 42-7925 ,Nantwich

While I was making my way back up country I stopped of to find this memorial to 1st Lt Arthur .L.Brown who lost his life when his aircraft crashed into soft ground on the banks of the River Weaver, behind houses in Shrewbridge Road ,Nantwich On January 14, 1944!
 The reason for the crash may have been the pilot passing out due to anoxia but what ever the true cause the plane fell from 24.000ft at very high speed and was driven deep into the soft soil beyond recovery !
This is site is  a field grave for Lt Brown as he and  his plane remain below the memorial ,there is a symbolic grave stone at the U.S cemetery at Cambridge !

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