Recently Henning Hiestermann the grandson of the pilot, Paul Rogge (left), made a return visit to Earlston with members of the Aircrew Remembrance Society who were making a further investigation of the site.
A new plaque was placed at the simple memorial, in the presence of members of the Auld Earlston Group, who assisted in the original enquiry to trace more information on the crash.
It was a beautiful crisp autumn afternoon, standing in the field, surrounded by the peaceful Borders countryside that 73 years earlier had witnessed a tragedy of war.
Henning Hiestermann (centre) with members of the Auld Earlston Group
Henning holding a portrait of his grandfather on the site of the crash