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
Pilot
Flight Engineer
Navigator
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 memorial 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
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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