LANCASTER ME752 AA-Z
75 Squadron crashed in Heythuysen the Netherlands.
For a mission to Homburg the Aircraft took of from Mepal Cambridgeshire, at 23.43 hours
Heavy Bomber was shot down by a german JU88 and crashed 21-7-1944
at 01.15 hours at The Birkenbosch
the "Kreppel" in Heythuysen
About 12 km east of Weert.
crew was first burried at Heythuysen, but after the war re-buried in
Jonkerbos War Cemetery.
Age 40 Sgt Armstrong was one of the oldest airmen who has been killed with
Bomber Command in 1944.
Relic found in my grandmothers shed, rare fire extinguisher from this Lancaster
Parts from the aircraft are soon to be seen in the Exhibition at Daatjeshoeve , Heugterbroekdijk 34 in Nederweert, The Netherlands (Thanks to Aka Daisycutter),
Restored Bombtail used on GP MKIV bombs,
.303 Ammo Feed Chute,
Armorsheet and Bracket for Transmitter,
J. Armstrong. RAF.
J.Burgess. RNZAF. (PoW)
W/AG: F/S W.E.McGee.
RNZAF. (Evaded Capture)
A/G: F/S K.E.Smith. RNZAF. (K)