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Pictured: The new memorial for the tragic RAF crew<br />
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A poignant memorial service has taken place to remember a tragic RAF crew after the wreckage of their aircraft was found 75 years later.<br />
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Relatives of the six airmen who died when their Stirling bomber was shot down over Germany attended the unveiling of a memorial stone and plaque to mark the crash site.<br />
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It was the first time the families had been made aware of the exact location of where their loved ones perished in the Second World War.<br />
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Also present was Steve Bernard, the son of Harry 'Barney' Bernard who was the seventh crew member and the only one to survive.<br />
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Harry was the rear-gunner and when the shot-up plane began hurtling to the ground he climbed into the fuselage to see his comrades dead.