Aldborough Courthouse

Located on the wall overlooking the green

In memory of the gallant crew of the Lancaster Bomber 432 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force, based at Eastmoor, which crashed near Aldborough on the evening of 2nd February 1944.

Their aircraft, on a cross-country training flight, had caught fire and was losing height when the pilot, with great skill, managed to avoid the village and instead came down on Studforth Hill, a short distance to the south.

The crew were:

Pilot Officer JG SLEBEN RCAF Pilot age 24

Flying Officer DS KERR RCAF Navigator age 20

Pilot Officer W WOLF RCAF Air Bomber age 20

Pilot Officer PJ POWER RCAF Air Gunner age 21

Pilot Officer D FINCH RCAF Air Gunner age 21

Flight Sergeant R Pratt ROBINSON RAF Wireless Operator/Air Gunner age 20

Flight Sergeant K HUGGINS RAF Flight Engineer age 20

Aldborough St Andrews Church

Died WW1

Bertram Saxelbye EVERS

William Colley FOTHERGILL

Hodgson THOMPSON

Andrew BENSON

Michael Day Wade MAUDE

Charles Stanley HASLAM

Richard TAYLOR

Ernest PICKERSGILL

Lawrence John GOODALL

Frederick DRURY

Thomas HAYTON

Clifford CHAPMAN

George Hood LOFTHOUSE

Ernest HALL

Joseph CROOKS

Walter BLADES

Edwin MAWTUS

Gerald William Edward MAUDE

Died WW2

Godfrey CRAGGS 17TH June 1940

Henry Halton HAWKING 3rd August 1945

Vivian KITCHING 17th September 1944

Andrew Thomas Lawson TANCRED 14th January 1944

Geoffrey PRATT 23rd April 1944

Leslie PRATT 29th April 1945

Richard B PAVER-CROW 23RD May 1941

WW2 Served

Robert John Alvey DARWIN

John CLAYTON MM

Bernard William CLAYTON DFC

Geoffrey Arthur CLAYTON