SEARCH: Ceremony for RAF man

I am looking to find relatives of Pilot Officer William Cruickshanks, RAF Volunteer Reserve, who is buried in Preston Cemetery, North Shields.

Monday, 7th November 2016, 6:32 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 3:00 pm

He died along with five other airmen when their bomber crashed on Dartmoor in October 1942 as it was returning from a patrol over the Bay of Biscay.

There is a commemorative plaque at the site of the crash, but it has become illegible and there is now a plan to place a lasting granite memorial nearby in the new year.

It is hoped to have a dedication ceremony in April 2017 and any relatives of William Cruickshanks would be welcome to attend.

I live just a mile from where the aircraft came down and I featured the loss in a book I wrote a while ago.

If anyone would like a full account of what happened they can contact me at this email address – [email protected]

Rob Jones