By James R. Hedtke

The Freckleton disaster of August 23, 1944, happened whilst an American B-24 Liberator crashed into the small village of Freckleton in northwest England. The airplane used to be on a try flight while it encountered a unprecedented and critical summer time thunderstorm. Air site visitors regulate on the American air base Warton recalled the bomber again to the bottom. whilst the pilot tried to abort the touchdown due to negative visibility and excessive winds, a downdraft stuck the airplane and it crashed into the adjoining village of Freckleton. because the B-24 tumbled throughout the village, destroying 3 homes and a snack bar, flames erupted from wreckage and engulfed Holy Trinity grade university. ahead of the hearth may be introduced less than regulate, the holocaust destroyed a whole new release of youngsters during this village of fewer than 1,000 population. The village may by no means be the same.
In a compelling account of sorrow, loss, desire and eventually rebirth, the publication appears to be like on the heritage of the village, the institution of the bottom at Warton, the crash, the funeral of the sixty one sufferers, the legit British inquest and the yank research into the reason for the crash. The lives of the survivors, the servicemen and the villagers are via 2012.

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