Black Thursday

The tragic night of 16/17 December 1943 which saw multiple aircraft crashes due to fog and petrol shortage. 50 Pathfinder aircrew died.

O Valiant Hearts

The epitaphs on many aircrew graves came from the hymn “O Valiant Hearts”. This remarkable and deeply poignant hymn is connected with the death of the outstanding pilot Ernest Deverill, seen here with his wife Joyce on their wedding day.

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