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DURHAM CITY

McBean, A., Sgt., 1942

Durham St. Cuthbert's churchyard

In St. Cuthbert's Churchyard is the Commonwealth War Grave of:-

1014015 Sergeant
A. McBean
Pilot
Royal Air Force
6th May 1942 Age 25

Treasured Memories

Sgt. McBean was the pilot of a Bristol Blenheim twin engine night trainer. The aircraft crashed in a field at Hempholme, near Driffield.

Angus McBean is remembered at Durham on D47.025 , D47.038 , D47.040 and D47.054

He is also remembered at the site of the crash. Tophill Low Nature Reserve includes the Hempholme Meadows, which is a floodplain grazing marsh at the site. It was whilst restoring the site that Yorkshire Water found the remains of the crashed aircraft. Yorkshire Water has dedicated a new hide to Ft.Sgt. McBeanís memory. Journal 28/04/2012.


The CWGC entry for Sergeant McBean

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk