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Airmans Grave Nantwich

Residents are invited to join the Royal British Legion, and the Mayor at the Airman’s Grave on Sunday 9th August at 11am for the postponed annual Remembrance Service.

A small parade will take place from Shrewbridge Road car park, leading to the grave ahead of the service led by Rev Dr Mark Hart to perpetuate the memory of American pilot Leslie Brown.

This brave American airman lost his life on 14 January 1944 as he struggled to bring his stricken Thunderbolt plane down away from Nantwich and so avoided causing many deaths.

The brave pilot was 1st Lieutenant Arthur L. Brown, a 23-year-old New York man, a member of the United States Army Air Force.