Castricum-aan-Zee, The Netherlands, Unveiling Monument Dambusters.


Unveiling of the memorial plaque to the crew of Avro Lancaster AJ-A "Apple", 617 Squadron.


Members of the families of the crew of AJ-A join with Jan and Macy van Dalen and John Bell of the 617 Squadron Association after the unveiling of the memorial at Castricum aan Zee on the Dutch coast.


This was the aircraft piloted by Sqn Ldr Melvin Young on the night of the Dams Raid. It was the fourth to attack the Mohne Dam and caused the initial breach which led to its collapse.  The monument was unveiled by Belinda Brown, cousin of front gunner Gordon Yeo, the youngest member of the crew and Geoffrey Sturr, nephew of Melvin Young, the pilot.


The crew of Avro Lancaster AJ-A "Apple", 617 Squadron

Sgt  G.A. Yeo

F/O V.S. MacCausland

S/L  H.M. Young DFC & Bar

Sgt  D.T. Horsfall

Sgt  W. Ibbotson

Sgt  C.W. Roberts     

Sgt  L.W. Nichols