Pressemitteilungen 11 Jul 2003, The Daily Telegraph 



RAAF funeral 50 years later



RELATIVES of the Australian crew of an RAF Lancaster which crashed in Berlin during World War II will attend a funeral for the airmen in the German capital. The 10 family members of the four dead crew leave Sydney today for Germany. The RAAF airmen died in 1943 but their remains were not found until more than 50 years later. A full military funeral for the crew and three British airmen who also died will be held on Tuesday at the Berlin War Cemetery with a guard of honour. Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Angus Houston, will join relatives at the commemoration ceremonies in Germany, the Defence Department said yesterday.