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Memorial Avro Lancaster DS818

On June 13, 1944, Avro Lancaster II DS818 / JI-Q 'Maggie' crashed near this location along the Oosteinderweg. The aircraft was returning from an attack on Gelsenkirchen when it was shot down by a German night fighter. Four British crew members were killed. They are buried at General Cemetery East in Nunspeet. The monument was unveiled on June 13, 2022.

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  • Text: Arjan Vrieze
  • Photos: Arjan Vrieze

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Photo report unveiling memorial Lancaster DS818

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Photo report unveiling memorial Lancaster DS818

On 13 June 2022 a memorial was unveiled in Nunspeet for the crew of Avro Lancaster II DS818 JI-Q 'Maggie' of RAF 514 Sqdn. The aircraft had taken off from Waterbeach base in England for an attack on Gelsenkirchen. On June 13, 1944 during the return flight the aircraft was shot down by a German night fighter at the Oosteinderweg in Nunspeet. Four British crew members were killed. They are buried at the General Cemetery East in Nunspeet.

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