Jack Wales seen here, had been skating on this very spot way back in 1942 as a Stirling bomber and a Hurricane were manouvering above their heads.
Suddenly there was a loud bang and looking upwards they saw some of the crew bale out and both planes fell to the ground.
Unfortunately there was not suffient height for the parachutes to open.
John, a member of the Homeguard, quickly pulled off his skates, put on some wellies and headed off to the crash site which was about a mile or so away.
The Memorial to the crew can be found next to Earith Sluice near to the side of the road.
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