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World War 2 Lancaster Bomber and its crewmen's remains discovered in German field.



'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.

A RollsRoyce engine and landing gear was found followed by 'hundreds' of fragments of human bones in what would have been the cockpit.

The seven strong crew died in April 1943 after coming under fire from German anti-aircraft flak.

British Air Ministry tried to find the final resting place of the crew but withno success so assumed aircraft had crashed in the sea.

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 aft

Added: Dec-25-2012 Occurred On: Sep-11-2012
By: LickyLicky
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Tags: RAF, lancaster, bomber, lancaster bomber, mia, pilot, crew, aircraft, flight, germany, mission,
Location: Germany (load item map)
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