Last Survivor of the B17 crash over Canvey

Richard (Dick) Andrews

Richard ‘Dick’ Andrews on his 90th birthday going up in for a flight

As we prepare for the 70th Anniversary of the collision of two B17s over Canvey we have been given permission to publish these photos of Richard (Dick) Andrews the last living survivor of the crew of Heavenly Body II.

Now aged 90, he was one of the men who came ashore on Canvey on that fateful day in 1944.

He is pictured here about to be taken up for a flight on his 90th birthday and below is a photo of him with his four daughters.

He will not be able to travel to Canvey for next months anniversary service in St Nicholas Church but one of his daughters, Barbara and her husband will be travelling to Canvey. We look forward to meeting her.

Richard has already given us his story of the events of 1942, along with more information about the crash.

Richard ‘Dick’ with his four daughters

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