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HURON COUNTY ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE LANCASTER BOMBER CRASH SURVIVOR

The story of Jake Cornish of Brucefield

The night of June 12/13, 1943 over the coast of the Netherlands was clear and calm with a trace of the moon visible, and a young 22 year old mid upper gunner was the only man to escape his burning and crippled aircraft after being attacked by a German night fighter.

The Lancaster bomber crashed in flames at Kamperzeeddijk and very close to the village of Grafhorst and it is here in the General Cemetery where six of the crew now rest.

About Liberation Memorial Park in Goderich

Dutch Canadians residing in Goderich and surrounding areas have maintained a proud tradition of expressing their gratitude to Canada for the sacrifice Canada made during the liberation of Holland in the closing months of the Second World War.

The park has been a centre of celebration of freedom for Dutch-Canadian's in Huron County. This is where Princess Margriet of the Netherlands unveiled a plaque on May 14th, 2017, and signed a scroll of gratitude expressed for the Canadian sacrifice in the Liberation of the Netherlands.