When we were in England this year we stayed in Withern- Alford. The first day we were met in Hull by my brother-in-law. It was a long trip to his house in Withern, but he still had some time to show us the airport for the gliding club in Lincolnshire . We heard that this was an important airfield during WW II. From this place the Lancaster bombers flew to Germany to drop their bombs on the German cities. There are several memorials to remind us of this period. It is remarkable to see and read how young these pilots and other crew members were.
We saw a painting of one of the bombers, made by one of the members of the gliding club.
Please enlarge these photos, in order to see how young the pilots, who were killed,