To mark the 75th Anniversary of “Lilly Bell II”, a USAAF C47, crashing at Jacobs Well near Guildford in Surrey, we meet at the memorial plaque near the crash site to talk to Guildford historian David Rose.

The museum’s Dakota/C47 fuselage carries the markings of “Lilly Bell II” in tribute to its crew:

  • 1st Lieutenant Mercer Wilson Avent, Pilot, 28 years old
  • Flight Officer John Edmund Wright, acting Co-Pilot, 32 years old
  • Technical Sergeant John R. Hillmer, Crew Chief / Flight Engineer, 21 years old
  • Staff Sergeant Dale E. Dellinger, Radio Operator, 21 years old 

For more information:

Guildford Dragon News – The WWII Crash of C47 ‘Lilly Bell II’

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