The recovery of Lancaster MkI R 5572 near Baak, crashed on June 26, 1943.
The ARGA excavated the small restparts of RAF Lancaster MkI R 5572 of 106 squadron. The dig took place during a winterstorm on Januari 03, 08 and 15, 2005. The ARGA did know that the site was allready been visited by a organisation from the western part of the Netherlands but our metaldetecting equipment marked out another location with aircraft remains. RAF Lancaster MkI R 5572 crashed near the village of Baak(Gld) at aprox. 02.00 hours on June 26, 1943.
The pilot was the only one who baled out, the remainder of the crew was killed.It became clear during our investigation that the Lancaster burned fiercely. There was a very hard concrete like layer at 0.5 meter depth of earth and aluminium.
In this layer the small parts were found in a remarkable state of preservation. Parachutebuckles, coins, instruments etc. They were the silent wittnesess of this drama.The complete field was researched and no further locations were detected.