Sunday, 22 November 2015

History on Reigate Hill

We arrived back in England late on Friday night and have spent a lovely weekend in Surrey with Margs and Dave.
Today was bright and cold and we went on the Military History Walk at Reigate Hill.
It was very interesting, and among other things we learned the very sad story of an American aeroplane that crashed into the the Hill in 1945.
It was returning to base after a bombing raid in Germany and it did not clear the top of the Hill, destroying a think bank of trees and killing all nine of the crew. The trees have not been replaced and there is a gap that is the same width as the wingspan of the plane - a Flying Fortress.

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