Family waits 60
LONDON: Four Australian airmen shot down on a bombing
mission over Berlin nearly 60 years ago will receive a full military burial
in Germany on Tuesday.
Pilot Ivan Durston from Brisbane led the World War II mission to bomb Berlin
from RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire in the early hours of January 29, 1944.
But less than three hours later, at 3.25am, the Lancaster
bomber was shot down 40km north of its target, killing all seven men
on board, including three British crew.
They will finally receive recognition with full military honours in front of
10 members of their families, flying from Australia to attend the service at
the crash site near Oranienburg, 30km north of Berlin.