Adinkerke – Lancaster III ND686 LE-M 630 Squadron

Adinkerke – Lancaster III ND686 LE-M 630 Squadron

Lancaster III  ND686  LE-M   630 Squadron  RAF  flag_of_the_united_kingdom_svg

18-19 March 1944

Mission: Frankfurt

Crash: Near Adinkerke

P/O  KW  Orchiston  RNZAF   KIA  Koksijde Military Cemeteryflag_of_new_zealand-svg1

Sgt  WP Clough  KIA  Koksijde Military Cemetery

F/S  DC Pearse  KIA  Koksijde Military Cemetery

F/O  JN Gill   KIA  Koksijde Military Cemeteryetablissementon16321

Sgt  J Palmer  KIA  Koksijde Military Cemetery

F/Sgt  FL Dutchak  RCAF  KIA  Koksijde Military Cemetery

Sgt  AM Kiltie  KIA  Koksijde Military Cemetery


F/Sgt  F L Dutchak


on the 5th April, 1946 and 9th April, 1946 accompanied by the Furnes’ Gendarme I visited Monsieur H. Capoen of Furnes at Adinkerke who states: « On the middle of March 1944 a British Bomber crashed in a German Battery position near my farm. i did not see the aircraft, but I could see the light from the fire. In the morning a Pole in the German Army whom I knew, told me that two English flyers had been killed in the crash.

Later on during that daybmemebers of the German A.F.’s ground crew came to the scene of the accident and removed the two bodies to be buried in the coxyde cemetery.

Signed: I.C.D. Clowes Squadron Leader