Commissioned by Bob Van Wyk - "Lancaster ED761"

The Story Behind The Print...

On the night of March 20th, 1943, the crew of Lancaster bomber of ED761, 57 Squadron, took part in a raid against Berlin. Terrible weather conditions forced many planes to turn back, but ED761 pressed on to complete the mission. On their return journey over The Netherlands, they fell victim to a German Me110 night-fighter. 

The Lancaster crashed with no survivors. The crash site was a farm owned by Bob Van Wyk's father. His father, with the help the people of Waverveen, recovered the crew and gave them a proper burial.

All these years later, the farmer's son, Bob, remains in contact with several of the bomber crew's families and some of the people of  Waverveen.

This print is a tribute to the air crew who's courage and sacrifice make our freedom possible.


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