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Memorial Crash Lancaster Bomber

On 22 June 2009 - 65 years after the crask of a Lancaster Bomber on 22 June 1944 - this memorial was erected to commemorate the crew, to honour their sacrifice for our freedom. Their aircraft was Avro Lancaster I, LL840 VN-M of 50 Sqdn RAF based at Skellingthorpe.

Two crewmembers were killed, three were captured and became POW's. One member was shot on 2 October 1944, together with 6 members of the Apeldoorn resistance group and two crewmembers managed to go to England again.

The names of the crew:
F/O. E.J. Blakemore DFM (Esc)
F/Sgt. A.G. Beresford (POW)
S/Ldr. T.B. Cole DFC (POW)
F/Lt. J. Craven DFC (Esc)
Sgt. P.F.J. Hayes (POW)
F/Sgt. K.H.C. Ingram (Esc) 2-10-44
W/O J.F. Lane 22-6-44
F/Sgt. F.H. Shorter 22-6-44

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  • Text: Jan Kiesbrink
  • Photos: Arjan Vrieze (1, 2), Jan Kiesbrink (3, 4, 5)

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