On the 9th September 1944 a stricken Halifax bomber from 426(Thunderbird) Squadron, 4 Group, Bomber Command struggled to bypass Wallingford, just after passing near the bridge the port wing folded and the bomber crashed in a field near Newnham Murren and exploded killing the Pilot and Flight Engineer.
The story starts on the 9th September 1944, the 426(Thunderbird) Squadron, 4 Group, Bomber Command, of the Royal Canadian Air Force left Linton-on-Ouse, York. They were to make a sortie to Le Havre but the weather made it impossible to bomb with accuracy and the attack was called off. One Halifax VII bomber, NP68I was hit by flak.
I checked on Where's the path for possible spots and the most likley place looks to be either a small copse of trees which is around 500 yards away or across in an other field just a bit further.
The area has a small depression and Wallingford Bridge is around 500 yards away in the distance.
The other possible site is in the field beyond the hedge but that takes the distance to over 600 yards
The photo here shows the area I think the crash happened,it would be around mid photo north the shadow from the tree on the left.
Wilding Road and Andrew Road were named in Honor of of them and on the junction a cairn was built, each year on the Sunday nearest the fateful day a service is held
Both RAF personnel and Canadian are represented at the service
Wreaths are laid at the base of the cairn and the Canadian flag is flown above the Town Hall.
Sergeant J.F. Andrew is buried in Kerry Cemetery Powys,