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630 Squadron Lancaster NE688 LE-R took of from East Kirkby to bomb Saint Leu d'Esserent (Leopold V1- Supply depot)
Apart from F/O W.T Upton all the crew were killed. Their A/C crashed 11lm SSE of Magny en Vexin. The crew are buried at Omerville (Seine Oise) France.
In May 2000, Walter Upon returned to Omerville in search of the families which helped him escape.
" We were at 11 000 feet when we where hit by a Me109. There was a first explosion, the A/C caught fire. Then a second explosion and the A/C fell in to a dive.
Just before the A/C crashed, Walter at his radio position past over the pilot (dead) and managed to open the trp door. And jumped out just before hitting the ground. The A/C crashed in a field owned by Roger Dore (the now town mayor) (at the time 2000).
He managed to hide for the night. Met a women and a girl who gave him civi cloths. Then tried to find an evation route. Unfortunatly he was caught by the Gestapo. Sent to Bath Stalag ?