Friday 24th September

Keighley to Skipton (photo 51 of 78)

A memorial to 7 Polish airmen who lost their lives in a plane crash in 1943



A fitting memorial to seven brave men from such a friendly yet oppressed country. It's such a pity that their dedication and that of their countrymen has not received more recognition in today's world. Long may the floral tributes continue. On a historical note - have any of you local parents and teachers taken your children to see this as part of their education? I know there are links on the internet to the context of this accident and its circumstances (one of the airmen had a four week-old child).
Please excuse the somewhat sombre content, as this is a canal website, but 'Lest we forget' is a powerful message.

Comment by MickB - 19th April 2013

My wife and I are going to stay in Skipton and visit this site next week. My father was in the Polish 304 Bomber Command squadron although he was not part of this sad crash.
We found out about it from a friendl in a walking group who had seen it on his walk on the canal recently

Comment by Peter Falandysz - 16th November 2019

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