Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Beachbell Echo

I received a magazine in the post today from the United States, as you can see from the attached photo.

It contains a full report of the events of 27th April 1944 at Westgate and Palm Bay with credit to the work of all those involved in researching and revealing the details of the two Liberator bomber crashes that evening.

The work of the last year has bought to light a number of important details that were not known before and these are now safely part of the historical record, both locally and of course that of the 8th Air Force. and for the families of the brave young men who gave their lives.

My thanks to everyone involved and with the assistance of the Mayor of Margate, British Legion and Margate Charter Trustees, we hope to be able to deliver a formal ceremony of remembrance next year, as detailed earlier in this weblog.

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