War hero saluted by the family he didn’t live to see

A FAMILY have made a solemn pilgrimage to a Dutch lake to pay tribute to the sacrifice of a young airman none of them ever met.

The wreckage of Jim Boyes’ plane in Enkhuizen. (www.yorkshirepost.co.uk)

 

James Boyes was a 25-year-old gunner when his Stirling bomber was attacked by a German fighter plane on […]

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