A poignant memorial plaque was unveiled at the River Hull last month in memory of 14 men who died when two Halifax bombers collided in 1943.
The memorial, on the front of the footbridge next to the Crown and Anchor pub, was unveiled on 24 August by Councillor David Elvidge of East Riding Council following a small service of dedication led by Reverend Ray Coates.
A silence was also observed in memory of the men who died at 4.30pm.
The accident in 1943 occurred when two Halifax bombers, returning to their base at Breighton, were diverted to Leconfield in thick fog and collided over Hull Bridge, Tickton, killing 14 of the 15 men aboard both planes. Rev Coates, who led the memorial service, said: “I think we had around 70 people there and representatives from the Australian Air Force and the RAF laying wreathes, so it was a really good turnout.
“I think it was a very fitting tribute to the men who died and I was happy to hear councillor Tony Walker, who has been one of the main driving forces behind getting this memorial, get a mention during the ceremony.”