Heritage Sudbury

Roll of Honour, 1914-1918

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World War Two

Tragedy of the child victims - Wartime accidents cost the life of two Sudbury children.

Fifteen-year-old Raymond Smith was fatally injured in 1944 when a USAAF bomber taking off from Chilton airfield on a bombing raid, crashed through the roof of Woodhall farmhouse close to where Tesco now stands.

The B-17 Flying Fortress went on to hit the ground half a mile from the end of the runway where it burst into flames and was totally destroyed. Only the pilot survived from the crew of nine and he was severely brain damaged.

The following year a petrol tank from a USAAF Mustang fighter fell on a home in North Street. Three-year-old Terence Brett was rescued from the burning kitchen but died of burns and shock.

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