LOSS OF LANCASTER W4316 (AR-Q)
OF 460 SQUADRON RAAF
ON 12/13 JUNE 1943
DURING A RAID OVER BOCHUM

 

Lancaster W4316 (AR-Q), "Q" for Queenie, of 460 Squadron RAAF crashed into the river near Grafhorst, The Netherlands, on 12 June 1943 while on a raid to Bochum. This Lancaster was piloted by either Vaughan R.O. The crew of Lancaster W4316 was as follows:-

Vaughan R.O. (KIA - pilot)
Day L F (KIA)
Young C W (KIA)
Lundie D C (KIA)
Thomas D A (KIA)
Cornish J C (POW)
Gordon A (KIA)

 


Photo:- Gerben van 't Ende

A Memorial in Grafhorst, The Netherlands, depicting the tail of the Lancaster sinking
into the water. The names of the crew members who died, are written on the memorial

 

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Closeup of the Memorial

 


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The river near Grafhorst

 


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The river near Grafhorst

 


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The Memorial in Grafhorst

 


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Headstones for A. Gordon, D.C.P. Lundie and R.O. Vaughan

 

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Headstone for Flight Sergeant A. Gordon

 

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Headstone for Flight Sergeant D.C.P. Lundie

 

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Headstone for Sergeant R.O. Vaughan

 


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Headstones for L.F.C. Day, D.A. Thomas and C.W.R. Young

 

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Headstone for Sergeant L.F.C. Day

 

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Headstone for Sergeant D.A. Thomas

 

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Headstone for Flying Officer C.W.R. Young

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank Gerben van 't Ende of Grafhorst for assistance with this home page.

 

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