Henry Hiscox's parents visiting his grave a couple of years after the war.....
Henry Hiscox's Lancaster plane
L to R: Sandra, Thelma, Paul, Amanda, Justin, children of the local school and the Mayor reading his tribute. The Henry relationship L to R = Henry's granddaughter-in-law, Henry's daughter, Henry's grandson's son, Henry's greatgrandson's wife and his greatgrandson.
After the ceremony, Tiny (blue suit) hugging Thelma, their first meeting, tears all round.
My friends Ken and Dave playing between where Henry died and the rest of the crew died. Look on the far river bank, just to the right of the long grey building on the waters edge is a lovely green patch of grass. That is where the Lanc crashed and where the plaque is.
Tiny Claessen and Barrie Davies at Henry's grave
Henry's grave, the brickwork is the original made by locals after the war, the stone replaced the locals wooden one some years after the war and that's how Tiny looks after it. Photo taken the day of the 2005 Dutch remembrance day 4th May. The graveyard is part of a protected historical site and no changes have been allowed in or out of it since the 50's, that's why Henry was never moved to one of the enormous military cemeteries.
Tiny with three Vets, all tail gunners, same as Henry. Taken in the Dutch Airforce museum in Soesterberg 2010. The Lanc photo is hanging on her living room wall now.
The tail of a Lancaster, where Henry would have been positioned as Tail Gunner
A Lancaster in full flight
A wreath commemorating the anniversary of the unveiling