On December 23, 1944 at 10:23h. in bad weather, the Lancaster departed from England Little Staughton for a bombing mission over Cologne (Germany).
The plane was hit, after which five crew members jumped out of the plane.
F/S George Hobbs was killed. Cpt Thomas flew on with the injured W/O Frederik Campbell to reach liberated area. Both perished at the crash at 13:15h. in Opitter. Frederik Campbell was only married for 14 days.
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- Text: Infobord - Geschied- en Heemkundige Kring Groot-Bree
- Photos: Luc Van Waeyenberge