The crew of Lancaster AJ-A  (ED887) 617 Squadron 'Dambusters'
On 17 May 1943 at 2:58 am, after an operation on the German dams, Avro Lancaster AJ-A (ED887) 617 Squadron 'Dambusters' crashed south of Castricum aan Zee. All seven crew members were killed and are buried in Bergen General Cemetery (North Holland).
S/L  H.M. Young DFC & Bar
Sgt  D.T. Horsfall
Sgt  C.W. Roberts
Sgt  L.W. Nichols
F/O V.S. MacCausland (Can)
Sgt  G.A. Yeo
Sgt  W. Ibbotson
Flight Engineer
Wireless Operator
Bomb Aimer
Front Gunner
Rear Gunner
May 2018 marks the 75th anniversary of the 'Dambusters' raid.
As a tribute to the seven crew members of Lancaster AJ-A a commemorative plaque was unveiled on Friday 18 May 2018, at Castricum aan Zee.
- Operation of Lancaster AJ-A
on the German Ruhr dams
- Bergen General Cemetery
F/O MacCausland
S/L Young
Sgt Horsfall
Sgt Ibbotson
F/S Roberts
Sgt Nichols
Sgt Yeo
* Moving your mouse over the crew member picture will bring up more information
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Lancaster AJ-A (ED887)
[Map]   GPS coordinates: 52.557149, 4.607983  or  52°33'25.7"N 4°36'28.7"E
* Crew members pictures: © Charles Foster
The 617 Squadron Netherlands Aircrew Memorial Foundation