Robert Daniel Murdoch                        Updated: 07 OCT 2021

Airman: a021005.htm Surname: Murdoch Init: R D Rank: F/Sgt Service: RAAF Sqdn: 97

P_link: p263.htm Plane: LAN ND478 Operation: Bomb G Crash_site: Faaborg

Crash_d: d150244 Buried_d: b060344 C_link: c021.htm At_Next: Faaborg

"Med Berlin som mål nedstyrtede Lancaster ND478 den 15. februar 1944 kl. 19.58 ganske tæt ved Faaborg. Vraget splintredes i større og mindre dele over et 2 kvadratkilometer stort område på "Sundet"
og "Grevens Eng". Flyets bomber sprængtes med et vældigt brag, og ca. 100 store butiksruder i byen
blev sprængt." (FAF)

Se monument flyttet fra nedstyrtningsstedet til nuværende sted i 1996. 5 flyvere fra LAN ND478 er
begravet i Faaborg. 2 blev taget til fange.
Se en propel fundet i "Sundet" og Lancaster fotos.

Flyveren R.D. Murdoch blev fundet på "Sundet", han begravedes den 6. marts 1944. (FAF)

Flight Sergeant Robert Daniel Murdoch, 22 år, var søn af Daniel James Murdoch og Margaret Murdoch, Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia. (Kilde: CWGC) 7 flyvere.

Targeting Berlin on a bombing raid LAN ND478 crashed on 15 February 1944 at 19.58 very near
Faaborg. Debris from the plane was scattered over an area of about 2 square km on "The Sound" and
"The Count´s Meadow". Bombs on the plane were detonated with an enormous bang, and about 100
big shop windows in the town were broken.

The airman R.D. Murdoch was found on "The Sound". He was buried on 6 March, 1944.

Flight Sergeant Robert Daniel Murdoch, 22, was the son of Daniel James Murdoch and
Margaret Murdoch, of Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia.
(Source: CWGC)
Courageously he served and died: Lovingly we will remember
is remembered on The Walls of Names at the International Bomber Command Centre, Ph 2, P 216.

Virtual War Memorial Australia has this.

5 airmen from LAN ND478 are buried in Faaborg. 2 became POWs and were taken to
German POW-Camps.
See monument moved from the crash site to its present place in 1996 and a propeller found in
"The Sound"
and Lancaster Photos.

See No. 97 Squadron RAF - Wikipedia * 97 Squadron Association * RAF Pathfinders Archive: 97 Squadron Aircrew
Lancaster III ND478 OF-Q took off from RAF Bourn at 1705 hrs on 15 FEB 1944. (Source: Aircrew Remembered has this.) See also p263MACR. 7 airmen.