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Lancaster-LM548-JO-P

Deep in a overgrown forest after a long search there is a crater,

a still strange impression leaves that the fact that at this place more than sixty years ago a big plane got shot down and many young men died who gave there lives for us.
 
Rigid brushwood, big trees and some moist undergrowth.
 
Just a few centimeters under the ground a parachute clock and some pieces of silk from a parachute comes to light.
 
Spent bullet casings and pieces of torn aluminium from the plane glitter in the sunlight.
 
Silence........silence.......a strange perception comes over you if you knew what had happened here.
 
A walker is walking by unsuspiciously looking........... Silence

LANCASTER LM548  SQDN  463 CODED  JO-P
Operation: Gravenhorst

Took off from at 21 Februari 1945.

Shot by german Flak from 3./591 and 4./591and  crashed  at 22 February 1945.

Crew:

F/O L.R.Pederson RAAF KIA
Sgt T.P.Freeman ING
F/S F.E.Gould RAAF KIA
W/O R.K.Dixon RAAF EVA
F/S E.T.Sumner RAAF KIA
F/s R.Heel KIA
Sgt L.Harkness KIA

                                       

                                       

                                       

                                       

   

 

New relics found at the crashsite, 

                                   

           

                               

 

Again some relics were found,

                   

   

2011-11-19 New Relics are found at the crashlocation,

                         

                   

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