On 2nd January 1944, Wellington Bomber BK 387 crashed into the hillside at Tewitt Lane near Oakworth in West Yorkshire, killing all six of her crew members, all Royal Canadian Air Force men from RAF Ossington.
Pilot – Warrant Officer Class 2 – Ernest Israel Glass
Navigator – Flying Officer – James Justin McHenry
Wireless Operator and Air Gunner – Warrant Officer Class 2 – Jack Henfrey
Air Bomber – Warrant Officer Class 2 – James Edwin Dalling
Air Gunner – Sergeant – Norman Willard Crawford
Air Gunner – Sergeant – Emery Savage
Please use the links on their names to visit individual pages about each of these men.
Oakworth Village Society hold a short ceremony each year on the first Sunday in January to remember the six Royal Canadian Air Force men who died when their Wellington Bomber BK387 crashed in fog on the hillside whilst on a training mission at
22.40 hrs on January 2nd January 1944, killing all members of the crew.
The Tewitt Lane Memorial Stone was inaugurated in July 1993 after the Village Society decided to honour the six crew members of Wellington Bomber BK 387 who died on that day with a dedicated memorial and an annual service on the first Sunday in January, nearest to each anniversary, although sometimes they have to hold it on the second Sunday, when the first Sunday clashes with the holiday period.