Harpenden’s Dambuster.

The featured article for May concerns Pilot Officer (Wireless Op/Air Gunner) Leonard George Weller who is one of the World War Two names listed on Harpenden war memorial.

Pilot Officer Weller was the radio operator in the Avro Lancaster piloted by Pilot Officer Burpee, which took part in Operation Chastise (16-17 May 1943). One of the aircraft in the third of three groups, the plane was hit by anti-aircraft fire shortly after crossing the Dutch coast and crashed killing all the crew; who are now buried in Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery.

My article is located at https://www.stephen-stratford.com/harpenden.htm