Service of Remembrance for 458th Bomb Group

 On Thursday 24th November, a service of remembrance was held for the crew of a B24 Liberator from the 458th Bomb Group who lost their lives on 24th November 1944 at a crash on Heigham Street in Norwich:

  • 2nd/Lt. Ralph J Doole
  • 2nd/Lt. Arthur Akin Jr.
  • 2nd/Lt. Paul E Gorman
  • S/Sgt. John J Jones
  • S/Sgt. Paul A Wadsworth
  • S/Sgt. Oscar N Nelson
  • S/Sgt. John A Phillips
  • S/Sgt. Don Pete Quirk
  • S/Sgt. Ralph Von Bergen

 The service was taken by the Rev’d Elsie Hutcheon, minister of St. Barnabas Church, Heigham, Norwich. Our thanks to Robert Maguire for the photographs! 


The Memorial to the men of the 458th on Heigham Street, Norwich

Lesley, one of our librarians, lays flowers at the memorial

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