On this day we remember the three Australian crew lost aboard Lancaster ED559 on 4/5 March 1943.
F/O Harry Riding (Wireless Operator) — RAAF 403699 (Age 25)
F/O Errol C. Crapp (Navigator) — RAAF 411113 (Age 24)
Sgt Garnet W. Durdin (Rear Gunner) — RAAF 416149 (Age 25)
Between 1939 and 1945, 5397 Australian aircrew were lost in action over Europe. Gone but not forgotten.
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|The last flight of Lancaster ED559|