Lancaster PB527 Took off at 22.35 hrs from Gransden lodge. 490 Aircraft took part in a raid on Kiel but with devastating effects for the RAF.
The allies lost 5 aircraft on this raid (2 others crashed on take off) with the loss of 28 aircrew killed.
PB527 was hit by Flak to the South of Esbjerg and crashed in the North Sea off the West coast of Denmark at around 02.00hrs.
Ronald Walter Long seems to have been washed ashore on the beach at Vejers.
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