On Saturday 5th November, Karen Trew DL attended the Service of Remembrance at the Liberator Memorial in Cheshunt.
The event was hosted by the Hertfordshire Lodge of the Legion No 9827 and the Memorial’s Trust and was well attended.
The High Sheriff of Hertfordshire, Sally Burton DL, the Mayor of Broxbourne, Hertfordshire Constabulary and the US Air Force and the Air Cadets attended, together with local Councillors and residents.
This memorial commemorates 2nd Lt John D Ellis and his crew who “gave their lives in order to prevent their aircraft from crashing on our homes” in Cheshunt. After a mid-air incident on 12th August 1944, 2nd Lt John D Ellis steered his American B-24 Liberator Bomber laden with bombs away from Cheshunt and crash landed just outside the town, killing all ten crew members on board.