Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

24/9/2012

‘The final page in their story’: World War Two Lancaster bomber and its crewmen’s remains discovered in German field 69 years after it crashed

Sixty-nine years after their burning plane plunged to the ground after being shot down by the Germans, the remains of seven Lancaster Bomber crewmen have been recovered. They were discovered by a team of German historians who spent hours digging a muddy field near Frankfurt looking for the RAF crew after an eyewitness who saw the plane crash guided them to the site. Lancaster ED427 was one of 327 bombers that took part in a raid on the Skoda armaments works at Pilsen, Czechoslovakia.On their return to their base at RAF Fiskerton, Lincs, they came under fire from German anti-aircraft flak. for more click here

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