Tracking down family of RAF man

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I live in Linton on Ouse near York and am part of the Linton and Montcony Twinning group.

On October 23, 1942 a plane left the airbase here – part of Number 6 Bomber Command – with a crew of eight English and Canadian airmen on board – one of whom was Eric Walton from Sheffield.

The plane crashed in the village of Montcony in Burgundy, France killing all on board.

The villagers in Montcony have marked their sacrifice every year since, as it also marked the beginning of the local Resistance.

Next week a large group from Montcony are visiting Linton village and RAF base.

I was in contact a few years ago with the England family, who were related to Eric Walton, and I was able to give them photographs from Montcony, but we have lost touch.

You ran an article back in September 2009, which I recently found a copy of, about the crash.

I wondered if anyone related to Eric Walton may still be in your area and I should love them to get in touch with me again, so I can invite them to the ceremony and commemoration we are holding next week.

We will have two other families of relatives of the airmen attending.

Jan Jauncey

Linton on Ouse

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