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Lancaster bomber remains reveal the fate of one crew member to his sisters.

Article about: Another interesting story from the news this week: Norma and Molly Williams finally know the fate of their brother and the rest of his crew after their Lancaster crash site was discovered 25

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    Default Lancaster bomber remains reveal the fate of one crew member to his sisters.


    Looking for LDO marked EK2s and items relating to U-406.....

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    Thank you for sharing Adrian. Another poignant moment in history.

    It is indeed a good thing that finally the family are able to have closure.

    Cheers
    Tim

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    Thanks for posting this Adrian , always good news when families can finally pay their respects to fallen brothers,sisters,fathers etc. Leon.

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    Funnily enough I work with the nephew of one of the Australians.
    He was just advised of the discovery and of the search for descendants.
    " I'm putting off procrastination until next week "

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    Fascinating report. I am always inspired by relatives who make the time and effort to trace their Military ancestors.

    Here are a couple of interesting links related to this post. The last one has a post from Ian Hill at the beginning of his search.


    23/24.08.1943 No. 101 Squadron Lancaster I ED328 SR-S Fl/Sgt. Naffin


    Pictures of Lancaster ED328 SR-S


    Martin

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    Quote by Danmark View Post
    Funnily enough I work with the nephew of one of the Australians.
    He was just advised of the discovery and of the search for descendants.
    It is indeed a small world.

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    Good to see the relatives know more about the circumstances of the crash, but they could already pay their respects as the location of their remains/graves was already known.

    A wonderful bit of detective work on the part of the crash site finders.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Yes it is. He is in our Melbourne office and was named after the uncle that ' never came back'.
    He Sent me the same link last week.

    Cheers, Dan
    " I'm putting off procrastination until next week "

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    These are my favourite kind of stories! I hope even more brave boys are found before its too late

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Some added info from my colleague in Melbourne. He got in contact with the BBC who forwarded his email onto the man who started the investigation - Ian Hill, another nephew of a member of the crew - and he advised that they have now made contact with descendants / relatives of all but two of the men.

    He also sent me scans of his uncle's ( who was the navigator ) log book which makes very interesting reading. From his training in Canada ( Winnipeg ) in Ansons to Dumfries and Lichfield in Wellingtons and finally to 101 squadron in Holme and into Lancasters.

    They flew ops over Bochum, Dortmund, Essen, Dusseldorf, Wuppertaal, Gelsenkirchen, Cologne, Hamburg, Peenemunde - and even as far as Turin ( a 10.10 hr flight that must be a record??? ) then the fateful Berlin raid.

    And these guys were early to mid 20's ........


    Regards, Dan
    " I'm putting off procrastination until next week "

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