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Lancaster-ME752-AA-Z

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

The Heavy Bomber was shot down by a german JU88 and crashed   21-7-1944  at 01.15 hours at The Birkenbosch near the "Kreppel" in Heythuysen , Limburg  About 12 km east of Weert.

The crew was first burried at Heythuysen, but after the war  re-buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery. At Age 40  Sgt Armstrong was one of the oldest airmen who has been killed with Bomber Command in 1944.  

    VIEUW FROM CRASHSITE IN HEIJTHUYSEN

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,

         

 

CREW:

Pilot:            F/S       G.B.Roche.    RNZAF.       (K)

F/Eng:         SGT       J. Armstrong.   RAF.         (K)   

Nav:            F/O       H.Callow.         RNZAF.     (K)

A/Bomb:     F/S       J.Burgess.       RNZAF.     (PoW)

W/AG:        SGT      J.F.M.Barson.   RAF.         (K)

W/AG:        F/S       W.E.McGee.    RNZAF.     (Evaded Capture)

A/G:            F/S       K.E.Smith.       RNZAF.     (K)

 

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