Service to mark death of U.S WW2 pilot

The 70th anniversary of the death of a young American pilot on the Wirral will be marked later. 2nd Lieutenant Jay Simpson crashed after taking off from Burtonwood...

Service to mark death of American WW2 pilot

2nd Lieutenant Jay Simpson Credit: Warplane Wreck Investigation Group

The 70th anniversary of the death of a young American pilot on the Wirral will be marked later.

2nd Lieutenant Jay Simpson crashed his P47 Thunderbolt aircraft near Saughall Massie after taking off from Burtonwood.

Flowers will be laid at his memorial in the village.

USAAF P47 Thunderbolt Credit: Warplane Wreck Investigation Group