Our Trip To The UK - Day 3    28.7.2006                                              back


Lowestoft Sea Front Air Festival


BBC Radio, Suffolk interview with Dolores Moore,  In honor of her brother S/Sgt Douglas E. Seavert.

Bernard Bagge

Roger Smith

Friday, July 28, 9:45 AM:

We left our hotel at Gorleston to drive to the car park near Lowestoft to get on the double Decker bus to the Air show.  450,000 people attended so there was no driving into Lowestoft.  The beaches were crowded (it was hot and muggy) with swimmers, sun bathers, umbrellas, large canopy's, picnics, and both the beaches and board walks were also crowded with those who came to see the air show.  The first thing that happened was Bernard Bagge, who telephoned me in 1997, to describe the B-17 Sally B's fly-over at the air show and crash site in honor of Doug and crew, gave me a red rose corsage and 2 rose bushes.  Then I met Roger Smith, who broadcasted my letter to the people of Lowestoft at the 1997 air show.  Everyone we met in at the air show and in the UK were so very pleasant and kind to us.

Eighth Air Force Bomber Stories and was written by Ian McLachlan

Ian inscribed the book to me: (Dolores Moore)

This book is dedicated to the memory of S/Sgt Douglas Seavert USAAF, who lost his life in the skies over Lowestoft on 14th March 1945.  Presented to his sister Dolores on the occasion of her visit to England, July 2006.  Their name liveth for evermore.      - Ian Mclachlan

There are 12 stories in the book one of them is about the crash of the B-17, 44-6570, Doug's plane, at Carlton-Colville, Lowestoft.