Heroic Dambuster pilot in street name honour

An artist's impression of Lancaster bombers from the RAF's No 617 Squadron attacking the Moehne dam in Nazi Germany using one of Barnes Wallis's bouncing bombs during the historic 'Dambusters' raid on May 17, 1943

An artist's impression of Lancaster bombers from the RAF's No 617 Squadron attacking the Moehne dam in Nazi Germany using one of Barnes Wallis's bouncing bombs during the historic 'Dambusters' raid on May 17, 1943

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The name of a heroic World War Two pilot killed on the legendary Dambuster Raid has been suggested for a new street.

Vernon William Byers died on May 16, 1943, when his Lancaster was shot down by flak off the Dutch coast.

It has been proposed that Byers Walk in Buckshaw Village is named after the 32-year-old Canadian.

 

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