Interview with John William Squires

Title

Interview with John William Squires

Description

John was living on a farm and working there when he left school at fourteen. The family of five lived in a two-bedroom cottage and John remembered hearing a plane crashing near Westborough one evening, all but one of the crew being killed. The children were put under the table for protection against a bomb exploding. The aircraft, which crashed on the 15 January 1945, was Lancaster LM619 from a RAF Bottesford Heavy Conversion Unit. The rear gunner survived but later took his own life. A memorial bench had been planned for the village.

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Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

2018-04-07

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00:25:12 audio recording

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ASquiresJW180407

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Citation

David Kavanagh, “Interview with John William Squires,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 17, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/11681.

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