Members of the McIlwain crew, flying Lancaster II DS-829 coded OW-U,
were forced to bail out while on operations to Stuttgart when, for reasons unknown, all engines failed. All were taken POWs.

L to R: W/O2 C. McIlwain RCAF POW, Pilot; F/Sgt R. Renneberg RCAF POW, Navigator;
W/O1 J. Hillman RCAF POW, Wireless Op; and Sgt W. Nicholls RCAF POW, Bomb aimer.

Missing from the photo are Sgt D. Stead RAF POW, Flt Engineer; Sgt E. Brewer RCAF POW, Mid upper gunner;
and W/O2 E. Strauss RCAF POW, Rear gunner.

Photo graciously supplied by Lou Daley

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