Members of the families of the crew of AJ-A join with Jan and Macy van Dalen and John Bell of the 617 Squadron Association after the unveiling of the memorial at Castricum aan Zee on the Dutch coast. This was the aircraft piloted by Sqn Ldr Melvin Young on the night of the Dams Raid. It was the fourth to attack the Mohne Dam and caused the initial breach which led to its collapse.
The monument was unveiled by Belinda Brown, cousin of front gunner Gordon Yeo, the youngest member of the crew and Geoffrey Sturr, nephew of Melvin Young, the pilot.
Two Dambuster daughters. Left, Jill Owen (née Nichols), daughter of Sgt Laurie Nichols, and Angela McDonnold (née MacCausland) daughter of Flg Off Vincent MacCausland.
The Young and Ibbotson families in the cemetery in the nearby town of Bergen where the crew is buried.
Len and Sandra Brown, representing the family of Charles Roberts.
The family of Gordon Yeo.
Angela McDonnold (née MacCausland)
Photos: 617 Squadron Netherlands Aircrew Memorial Foundation/Dambusters Blog