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F/Sgt. Ken Brown (left); King George VI (right).

S/L Maudsley's Lancaster had been seriously damaged while attacking the Eder. It managed to travel 133 miles towards Scampton before it was shot down by anti-aircraft fire. The last Lancaster to go down was Young's. He had helped to breech the Mohne and then carried on to the Eder in his capacity as Deputy Leader. His aircraft was struck by flak near Amsterdam and crashed into the sea.

As Canadian Ken Brown approached the coast dawn was breaking and the aircraft came under heavy fire. It was holed behind the wireless operator's seat and the fuselage was riddled like a sieve on the starboard side where a shell had exploded, piercing the bomber's skin with shrapnel.






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