Dams Raid crews remembered at Reichswald

Reichswald graves 2016Pics: Mitch Buiting

Twenty-seven of the 53 Allied aircrew who died on the Dams Raid on 16/17 May 1943 are buried in the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery. They came from the four crews captained by Henry Maudslay, Bill Astell, Norman Barlow and Warner Ottley.
Last weekend, local photographer Mitch Buiting took new pictures of all their graves in a special tribute for the 73rd anniversary of the operation. They are shown in a composite picture above, and can be seen individually on his Wargraves Photographers Facebook page.
Mitch Buiting is one of the many photographers who do great work for the Findagrave.com project. You can find out more about this here.

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One thought on “Dams Raid crews remembered at Reichswald

  1. Christopher Morley July 30, 2016 / 2:53 am

    Frank Garbas was my Great Uncle. I’m so proud of my of my Uncle Paul Morley for all his hard work pertaining to Uncle Frank. Christopher Morley

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