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Relatives pay respect to lost Redlingfield airmen

Redlingfield, Suffolk. Crystal Gray who's uncle 2nd Lt. Richard E. Diete died when his aircraft crashed shortly after take off during the Second World War at Redlingfield. Pictured with her partner John Spitzer ANL-140705-143402001

Redlingfield, Suffolk. Crystal Gray who's uncle 2nd Lt. Richard E. Diete died when his aircraft crashed shortly after take off during the Second World War at Redlingfield. Pictured with her partner John Spitzer ANL-140705-143402001

Relatives of an airman killed in a crash in Redlingfield 71 years ago have made their first visit to the memorial in the village.

Crystal Gray, niece of 2nd Lt. Richard Diete who died in the air disaster, and John Spitzer arrived in the country from Boulder, Colorado on Tuesday. The pair enjoyed a reception at the Red Feather Club, Horham, on Tuesday evening, before they were given a guided tour of the club by chairman of the 95th Bomb Group Heritage Association Chairman James Mutton on Wednesday. Ten crew, serving with the 95th Bomb Group, died when their plane crashed in Green Farm, Redlingfield, at about 8.30am on November 19, 1943.

 

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