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Mayor joins French counterpart in tribute to hero crew
5:50pm Thursday 25th October 2012 in News
PERSHORE’S mayor joined fellow councillors and town residents as they touched down on a twinning visit to France.
Activities in the town of Plouay included a commemorative event for those who lost their lives in 1943 when a Wellington bomber crashed just outside the French town.
The aircraft had been shot down over Plouay and in a final act of bravery the crew had prevented the plane from crashing until it was beyond the houses of the town.
Four of the airmen died in the crash with the fifth being taken as a prisoner of war. Pershore mayor Charles Tucker and Jacques le Nay, mayor of Plouay, laid a wreath at the memorial at the site of the crash and gave tributes to the fallen witnessed by the niece of the pilot.