AC2 Jack Lister by pcoulson

AC2 Jack Lister

We went to the International Bomber Command Memorial to place a poppy on the wall of remembrance for each of the RAF personnel that died in the crash of Manchester Bomber, Serial Number L7318 Markings EM-K,
my wife's relative Jack Lister lost his life along with nine others, on the right five aircrew and five ground crew, they were returning to base in transit from Cumbria exactly 77 year to the day, crashing at 1810 hrs and exploded in flames after diving into the ground whilst in the Waddington circuit only 3 miles short of the runway.
A powerful memorial and an emotional day for your wife.
September 17th, 2018  
Very moving post, Peter.
September 17th, 2018  
@dide Thank you for your comment Dianne, there were 4 family members and it was quite emotional for all of us:)
September 17th, 2018  
So touching and so meaningful. God bless the Jack Lister’s of our world, they gave their all for us. 🌺
September 17th, 2018  
@quietpurplehaze Thank you so much Hazel, it was something Jenny had decided to do following our visit to the memorial in June, her sister and friend came along, we are going to have a memorial plaque made to be laid in the Ribbon of Remembrance Walk.
September 17th, 2018  
@louannwarren Thank you Lou Ann for your lovely comment, as we walk around and looked at the ages of those that paid the ultimate price for our freedom it was very moving:)
September 17th, 2018  
A lovely tribute and such a touching story.
September 18th, 2018  
@onewing Thank you Babs, its quite a tragic story in brief a plane from Waddington was doing a navigation run in Cumbria and developed a problem and was forced to land at RAF Millom the simplest answer was to fly the ground crew for that aircraft from Waddington and repair the fault, then return the following day, the repaired aircraft returned safely to Waddington but the one with the five ground crew and five aircrew crashed just short of RAF Waddington killing all on board, the investigation found that the flap lever had been knocked into the wrong position for landing possibly due to to many people in the cockpit:)
September 18th, 2018  
@pcoulson As you said, truly tragic!! Sometimes fate takes a cruel turn.
January 11th, 2019  
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