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Crash Location Lancaster MK I W4960 AR-R Reeuwijk

In the early morning hours of June 12th, 1943, a Royal Australian Air Force Lancaster was shot down by a German night fighter. The bomber was on it’s return tot he home base in Binbrook, England after completing a mission tot he city of Düsseldorp.
All seven crew members lost their lives.

F/Sgt Robert S. Christie, RAAF, Pilot, Age 23
F/Sgt Jack Heath, RAAF, Navigator, Age 21
F/Sgt John H. Horwood, RAAF, Air Bomber, Age 24
Sgt Reginald L. Lewis, RAF, Wireless Op., Age 29
Sgt Reginald S. Kerwin, RAF, Flight Engineer, Age 27
P/O Bruce W. Bennett, RAAF, Air Gunner, Age 27
F/Sgt Peter J. Hogan, RAAF, Air Gunner, Age 21

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  • Photos: Jim Pinkse

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