A MEMORIAL service is to be held to mark the 71st anniversary of a plane which crashed near Wargrave during the Second World War.
Nine American airmen were killed when their Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, nicknamed “Sunshine Serenader”, exploded in mid-air and crashed into the Thames on November 13, 1943. The only survivor was Technical Flight Sergeant Alan Purdy, the radio operator, who escaped with a sprained ankle after parachuting from the plane.
The service will be held in Crazies Hill on November 13.
Wargrave Parish Council is considering a request to erect a memorial plaque.