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Archive for Friday, October 5, 2007

Remains of WWII bomber crew buried

October 5, 2007

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— The remains of Canadian and British crewmen of a Royal Air Force bomber shot down in World War II were buried Thursday in southern Poland with full military honors.

The Halifax bomber was shot down in 1944 by the Nazis while on a mission to drop weapons and other supplies to Polish resistance fighters, but was only recovered last year.

The crew, all members of the RAF's 148 Squadron, included five Canadians: Flight Lt. Arnold Raymond Blynn, 26; Flying Officer Harold Leonard Brown, 20; Pilot Officer George Alfred Chapman, 24; Flight Sgt. Arthur George William Liddell, 31, and Flight Sgt. Charles Burton Wylie, 20; and two Britons: Sgt. Kenneth James Ashmore, 34; and Sgt. Frederick George Wenham, 21.

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