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Families visit site of WW2 Lancaster Bomber crash

Relatives of 13 airmen who died when two Lancaster bombers collided in Lincolnshire 70 years ago have visited the crash site, where a plaque has been unveiled.

The crash, on 23 June 1944, was witnessed by villagers attending a fete in Crowland, including Warwick Banks, who described the screams from the crowd as they watched the collision.

Jim Blackwood, of the Pathfinder Collection at RAF Wyton in Cambridgeshire, where a memorial service was held on Monday, said training missions during World War Two, like this one, were often "hazardous".

The wreckage is "part of Lincolnshire's history", said Ian Blackamore, of Lincolnshire Aircraft Recovery Group.

Gemma Dawson reports.

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