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Lancaster III JB600 crashed near Torrild 10/4 1944.
Only Mid Upper Gunner
F/Sgt Sydney W. Cooper RAAF managed to get out of the Lancaster and landed
safely in his parachute.
Standing: Henry, Hosier, groundcrew, Burke,
groundcrew, Stedman, Cooper
The rest of the crew fell to their death with the aircraft. They were Pilot P/O Robert W. Burke DFC RAAF, Flt. Engr. Sgt Eddie H. Steedman, Navigator P/O Andrew Henry RAAF, Bombardier F/Sgt James L, Brooks RAAF, W/op F/Sgt Paul S. Fleming RAAF and Rear gunner F/Sgt John S. Hosier DFM RAAF. They were all laid to rest in Fourfelt cemetery in Esbjerg on 15/4 1944.
Found in Torrild church.
Sources: OLCB, LBUK, BE, LW, TW.
On the night of 9/10 April 1944
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