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    Default WICKHAMBREUX - St Mary's Church

    Took a bimble around St Mary's Church Wickambreaux today and was somewhat dismayed to find this plaque. It is unamed, and a search within the churchyard and church revealed nothing. The plaque seemed to be abandoned. Anyone know any more?
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    Squadron Leader David John Hatfeild Maltby DSO DFC , killed 14-15 September 1943 , 617 Squadron , Lancaster JA981/KC-J . On Ops to Dortmund-Ems Kanal carrying a 12,000lb'er when recalled but crashed off Cromer coast killing all 8 crew members of which 7 had made the last attack on the Mohne Dam .
    His CWGC entry here ; http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_...sualty=2655553 . If a CWGC headstone was not obvious then perhaps a family grave ?

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    Default Re: Wickambreux, Kent

    Ah! David I am maybe a bit demented, there was a VR pilot CWGC headstone nearby but I dismissed it as the date was over a month out. I failed to photograph it.

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    The CWGC website confirms that Maltby is buried at St Andrews, Wickambreux,

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    Have just re-read your post, Paul, and note that you refer to the church as St Mary's. Are you sure of the name, as only St Andrew's is listed for Wickambreux?

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    Am sure its St Marys unless I am completely lost my mind (which is possible)

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    I think you've lost your mind Paul . Compare your church photograph with this one ;
    http://www.ukattraction.com/south-ea...khambreaux.htm
    Perhaps you partied too hard and too long celebrating the Royal Wedding or just as you say , you've lost your mind !

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    Photos by Fred Pearce








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