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Flight Sergeant Alan Ashworth, Beech Street, Rawtenst
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An aircraft recovery team which has excavated parts of a Second World War plane that crash-landed in a field in 1946 are appealing for the family of its navigator to get in touch.

Sgt Ashworth was buried at Kay Street Baptist Church Rawtenstall, with full military honours, where he was secretary of the Sunday school before volunteering for service in 1942.

Poignant appeal over lost Rawtenstall airman (From Lancashire Telegraph)

Wed like to make a memorial to the young men, using pieces of the plane and words about them, and would like any relatives to get in touch with us.

- Does anyone on here know of Sgt. Ashworths family ?
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Re: Flight Sergeant Alan Ashworth, Beech Street, Rawtenst

The Rossendale Family History Society have taken an interest in this article and have been in touch with the Lincolnshire Aircraft Recovery Group.

So far an obituary has been found in the Rossednale Free Press for Flight Sergeant Ashworth and someone has been found who is a distant relative of his fiancee.

There is a small error in the newspaper report which states that he was buried at Kay Street Baptist Church (which has no burial ground). In fact he was buried on the 16th January 1946 in Rawtenstall Cemetery - non-conformist section, Grave 5963.

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