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 at 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.