Pressemitteilungen 11 JUL 2003, The Advertiser


Squadron's top records

The fallen airmen were part of the famous RAAF 467 squadron, which, at its peak, boasted a wing of 20 Lancaster bombers.
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 extremely low.