May, 4th is our remembrance day. We remember the fallen of WO I en WO II.
Today I search for a monument in our town that I until now never seen. It is the Lancaster monument.
In memory of the crew of
Lancaster III Bomber JB 607, AR-N, “Leader” 460 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force.
During World War II on December 29, 1943, the Avro Lancaster JB 607, AR-N, "Leader" 460 Squadron of the Royal Australian Air Force was shot down after a bombing raid on Berlin. At 22.35 the plane crashed here in the monastery gardens of the Franciscan brothers in Bleijerheide (Kerkrade). Six crew members were killed. They found their final resting place at Reichswald Cemetery in Kleve (Germany). Only one crew member managed to escape from the plane. The following morning he was captured by the Germans. He died on November 8, 2004, at home in Australia.
May their sacrifice for our freedom never be forgotten.
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