September 1944: Air crash at Planken Wambuis

On Saturday, 23 September 1944, during the Battle of Arnhem, eight young crew members of a British Stirling bomber set off on a supply mission. Together with over 100 aeroplanes from various squadrons, they dropped weapons, ammunition, food and medical supplies for the British airborne troops at Oosterbeek. 

Photo: The crew of the Stirling LJ883 before departure from England. f.l.t.r. William Kirkham, Ernest Brown, David Henry Atkinson, Morris Hand and George Wood. Source: Mrs. Janet P. Wood.

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