Memorial Lancaster JB733 PM-K 103 Sqn

The Lancaster bomber was shot down on this spot by a German night fighter, in the night of 11-12 May 1944. The Bomber was on route from Elsham Wolds to Hasselt.

 

All crewmembers were killed in the crash. Their bodies were brought to Fort 3 in Borsbeek and later on to Schoonselhof Cemetery in Antwerp.

 

The crew of 7:

P/O Richard Whitley - Pilot - 22

P/O James Alexander Carter - Navigator - 27

F/Sgt Ronald Bennett Webb - Air Bomber - 27

Sgt Keith Lund Ramage - Flight Engineer - 19

Sgt Peter Neller Crutchfield - Wireless Operator - 20

Sgt Kenneth Mark Martin - Air Gunner - 19

Sgt John William Smith - Air Gunner - 28