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Hunting for relatives of wartime hero

PUBLISHED: 11:27 01 October 2008 | UPDATED: 10:18 22 July 2010

ON April 30, 1941, Captain Pilot Kenneth Guy Evans from Highbury crash-landed a Wellington bomber in St Andrews Park, Bristol.

ON April 30, 1941, Captain Pilot Kenneth Guy Evans from Highbury crash-landed a Wellington bomber in St Andrews Park, Bristol. He managed to steer the aircraft away from housing thus saving civilian casualties after the plane was damaged by a balloon cable.

He and two other members of crew died and three were injured.

The residents of St Andrews are planning to erect a memorial and pay tribute to the men but dearly wish to invite relatives.

We know a grandson has made inquires some years ago but we cannot track him down. Can anyone who knows the family please ask them to contact me?

The family details are as follows: Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve; Age: 26; Date of Death: April 30, 1941; Service No: 61048; Additional information: Son of Guy Edward and Amy Evans, of Highbury. - David Cemlyn, 22 Effingham Road, St Andrews, Bristol BS6 5BJ; E-mail: cemlyn@blueyonder.co.uk; Tel: 0117 9246182.


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