Our Trip To The UK - Day 3b    28.7.2006                                              back


Lowestoft Sea Front Air Festival


Local Suffolk news paper interview with Dolores Moore,  In honor of her brother S/Sgt Douglas E. Seavert.


B17G Fly -by with smoke simulating the engine fire that accrued on S/Sgt Douglas E. Seavert's  B17.

Bob Collis said the pilot knew I was in the crowd watching and he banked in front of me about four times. He must have known where I was standing in a crowd of 450,000!  The last time he flew over there was smoke emitting from the two port engines to simulate the two engines burning on Doug’s plane in 1945.  Later, on the way back to the car park, Bob showed us the area where Doug’s plane came over the beach and seacoast into Lowestoft between the two long piers.

When we arrived, and in increments during the air show, Bob Collis presented me with parts of the crashed plane, two pieces from the cockpit, two large sections of the fuselage, and a piece of barbed wire he had found in 1987 entangled in the wreckage.  He mounted the wire beautifully on a bar of wood.  At the car park Bob presented me with a piece of Doug’s parachute he had found entangled in the wreckage.  I was deeply touched.  He identified the parachute as Doug’s because the crew that bailed out each had their own chute and the pilot was found with his chute, and there were no extras.

Dolores Moore