On 17th May 1945, around 5:15 in the evening, Lancaster Bomber RF124 on a routine training flight out of East Kirby in Lincolnshire, crashed on Lichfield Road in Wednesfield. VE Day had been announced just over a week previously on 8th May, but VJ Day would not be achieved until 15th August. Consequently, air crews were still operational and in training.
The plane was completely destroyed leaving a 5-foot deep crater in the road. All seven of its young crew members were killed.
Wednesfield History Society has organised remembrance services in the past and now invites you to join its campaign to erect a memorial to the crew, to be situated near to the site of the crash.
Our target amount is £6,500 and as of today, 20th July 2019, we have reached £1,506.28. We will be adding a Crowdfunding platform to our collection methods in September this year. In the meantime, if you would like to donate via this website, please go to the ‘About’ menu at the top of the Home Page and select ‘Donate’ to see our bank details, marking your bank transfer as ‘Lancaster’. For more information about this project or for alternative ways to contribute to it, you can use the ‘Contact’ option in the ‘About’ menu, or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact the Chairman of Wednesfield History Society, Ray Fellows, on 01902 739592