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Liberation Route Audio spot Niederkruchten - The crash of Lancaster ED737

Sightseeing

In the night of 16 to 17 June 1943, a heavily loaded Lancaster bomber takes off from Bottesford to bomb Cologne.

The aircraft is shot at along the way by a German night fighter and explodes. The debris comes down near Niederkru¨chten and some of the houses on Lamertzweg collapse. This causes civilian casualties, including children. After the crash, another drama unfolds…

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Liberation Route luisterplek Niederkrüchten - De Crash van Lancaster ED737
Alte Burgstrasse
41372 NIEDERKRÜCHTEN
Germany