The men on the Armstrong Whitworth Whitley
V bomber got lost and the aircraft was hit by German ground fire over Soesterberg, in the Dutch province of Utrecht.
Many famous aircraft names are associated with the site and during the Second World War 1,814 Armstrong Whitworth Whitley
bombers were built, but no complete example has survived.
Sir, - We are rebuilding an Armstrong Whitworth Whitley
bomber aircraft for the RAF Museum at Hendon.
Aircraft manufacture continued until the late 1930s, by which time the factory was producing fuselages for perhaps the most famous aircraft produced at Whitley - the Armstrong Whitworth Whitley
Bill, of Billing Road, Chapelfields, said: "This year is the 70th anniversary of the first flight of the Armstrong Whitworth Whitley
bomber, which was produced in Coventry.
Recently I have made contact with a group that is in the process of reconstructing an Armstrong Whitworth Whitley
aircraft from component parts recovered from a number of crash sites.
IMPORTANCE: The Armstrong Whitworth Whitley
bomber played a vital role in the Second World War
Coventry was chosen as the setting for the pounds 3,000 stone because city- built Armstrong Whitworth Whitley
bombers were used extensively airborne troops during the Second World War.
And Coventry, home of the Armstrong Whitworth Whitley
bombers used extensively by the Second World War airborne troops, was thought to be the ideal location.