WW2 airman's watch returned to Suffolk family

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WW2 airman's watch returned to Suffolk family

Post by koimaster » June 24th 2021, 6:58pm

A World War II airman's wrist watch, found in a field in Yorkshire and returned to Suffolk, has been selected for the BBC's A History of The World.

The story of how the watch was discovered and reunited 60 years later has made the top 10 list of objects submitted by the public.

Douglas Andrews, 83, now keeps the watch by his bed as a reminder of his brother Victor, who died aged 19.

"I say good morning and goodnight to him," said Douglas.

Flight Sergeant Victor Henry Andrews came from Alderton in Suffolk and was a gunner on a Halifax Mk III bomber during the war.

In March 1945 his plane crashed just before making it back to the airfield at RAF Pollington near Snaith in Yorkshire after a bombing raid over Germany.

All eight crew on board were killed.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/suffolk/hi/ ... JrN2uvbH90
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Every day and in every way

Now forever and ever after."
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