John Alfred Reeves

Incident Date:30/07/1944
Incident Address.7 Regatta Street, Langley Road
Died Address:306 Whit Lane
Grave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:Not Known
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the December quarter 1881 in the West
Derby R.D. - ref: 8b/350.

Married Annie Entwistle during the September
quarter 1910 in the Salford R.D. - ref: 8d/36.

1911 Census - 26 King Street, Manchester Road,
Swinton.    Aged: 29 - occ: Bricklayer - born:
Everton.    Annie - aged: 25 - born: Pendleton.

Residing at 7 Regatta Street when he was injured
on  the 30th July 1944, he died at 306 Whit Lane
on the 16th April 1946.

Received fatal injuries when the Lancaster Bomber
PB 304 crashed at Pendlebury while the pilot was
attempting to make an emergency landing on
Littleton Road playing fields. 

Its wings hit a row of terraced houses on Regatta
Street, causing the plane to hit the banks of the
River Irwell and settle there near Langley Road.
There was apparently a brief pause, before a
tremendous boom when the payload of bombs caught
fire.   The explosion was so loud that it was
reportedly heard eight miles away.   The crew of
seven were all killed, as were three civilians.

Annie was also seriously injured in this

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