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422nd ABG, Helmdon village honor those lost almost 70 years ago

ASTWELL CASTLE FARM, United Kingdom – Astwell Castle Farm (located about one mile east of the village of Helmdon) as it sits today, however on Nov. 30, 1943, it was a much different scene. A B-17 bomber from the 327th Bombardment Squadron, VIII Bomber Command, departed RAF Poddington, located east of Northampton, for a bombing mission to Germany when it crashed at the farm. Members of the 422nd Air Base Group and local villages held a memorial service in the Parish Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Helmdon Nov. 2 to honor the Airmen killed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Chrissy Best)

PHOTO BY: Tech. Sgt. Chrissy Best
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