A memorial will be unveiled today to the crew of a Wellington Bomber which crashed in Melton Mowbray 70 years ago.
The plane came down in a field and burst into flames off Saxby Road, during a training fright from Market Harborough on August 13, 1944
The accident resulted in seven out of the eight crew losing their lives, with the eighth crew member receiving severe burn injuries. Several local people from Melton were also injured in the rescue.
The unveiling follows a public fundraising appeal to raise £2500 pounds for the memorial, by the Melton Mowbray Wellington Bomber Memorial Appeal.
The dedication service will take place from 2pm outside CE Turners (Engineering) Ltd, Hudson Road, Saxby Road Industrial Estate.
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