British Lancaster bomber

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Client: Municipality of Werkendam
Period: 2014

In June 1944, the Germans shot down a British Avro Lancaster bomber. The plane, Lancaster LM 508, crashed in the floodplains of Werkendam. Gunner Sgt John Keogh was the only crew-member who was unable to leave the plane safely. His body was still trapped in the wreck and had to be given a dignified burial.

Bodac performed the salvage operation, which was completed in just over a month.

The operation received a lot of publicity and was featured in several television broadcasts:

Hart van Nederland (1)
Hart van Nederland (2)
RTL Nieuws (1)
RTL Nieuws (2)
Omroep Brabant