fallen airmen were part of the famous RAAF 467 squadron, which, at its peak,
boasted a wing of 20 Lancaster
The squadron set a string of wartime records and took part in nearly every
major effort of the strategic bombing campaign.
One of its greatest achievements was to clear a corridor for allied invasion
troops on the Cherbourg Peninsula during the D-day offensive. Five of the
squadron's members were awarded distinguished service orders - and the group
also attracted 146 distinguished flying crosses, two conspicuous gallantry
medals and 36 distinguished flying medals.
The losses, however, were high - 115 crews were lost, 105 of which were
listed as missing in action - and the chances of completing a tour were