Plaques for three Dambusters unveiled

The BBMF Lancaster PA474 flew over Bill Townsend’s childhood home in Chepstow. [Pic: George Foster]

Crowds turned out in three separate parts of the UK last week as the childhood homes of three men who flew on the Dams Raid were honoured with plaques to mark the 75th anniversary of the raid.

Chepstow, Gwent: Flt Sgt Bill Townsend DFM (Pilot: AJ-O)

Pics: George Foster

Hildenborough, Kent: Flg Off Brian Goodale DFC (Wireless operator, AJ-L)

Centre of picture, Mrs Vera Goodale, widow of Brian Goodale. She is flanked by Howard and Joy Dowling of Hildenborough History Society. [Pic: Simon Goodale]

Leytonstone, London E11: Sgt Douglas Webb (Front gunner, AJ-O)

Pic: Yahya El-Droubie

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