Boerdonk, Veghel, Holland

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Picture courtesy of Erik van der Meiden

Image courtesy of Andrew MacDonald

The memorial remembers Lancaster ED497, EA-C for Charlie, of 49 Squadron Royal Air Force which was one of the 212 bombers sent out for a bombing raid on Cologne.

We thank Andrew Macdonald for bringing this video to our attention.

Click this link to read the moving story of the unveiling ceremony written by Erik van der Meiden.

F/L C.W. Dunnet Pilot
Sgt R.F. Middlebrook F/E
Sgt R.G. Smith NAV
Sgt M.F. Haley W/AG
P/O C.A. Edwards A/G
Sgt W.A. Dutton B/A
Sgt R.M.W.Selby-Lowndes A/G

The crew were on their 3rd operation