The Canal Raids

Lancaster LM309

463 Sqn RAF Waddington
Take Off... 23rd September 1944 at 1915hrs
Target...Ladbergen

 

Rheinberg Military Cemetery

 

F/O F J Lindquist
RAAF

POW

Sgt A Perring

F/S W A Schultz
RAAF

F/S H Howard
RAAF

POW

F/S A W Haselhurst
RAAF

F/S F J Hurstwaite
RAAF

F/S A R Sloane
RAAF

POW

   



Information received from Gerard A. Bekke in September 2015:

There was a collision beween ND868 and LM309.

ND868 crashed at  Ibbenburen, region Schieren, near the farmhouse Bronswick.
Seven crewmembers were buried in a bombcrater and later reburied in Kleve Reichswald.

There was a second pilot. The main pilot, F/L Jones survived and was made a PoW.

LM309 crashed at Laggenbeck near the farmhouse Sommerkamp which was destroyed by the crash. Several crewmembers were originally buried in a small piece of wood near this farmhouse and after the war reburied at Kleve.

In 1982 Gerhard spoke with the farmers from both farmhouses who were eyewitnesses of the crashes.