My name is René Bosma en I live in the little Dutch town of Oosterwolde.
Since 4 years I have been investigating the Air war over the Northern part of the
Netherlands. It is my main objective to gather as much information as possible
about the aircraft and the airmen which came down over the province of
Friesland during the Second World War. We consider it very important to keep
the memory of the Air war alive, especially the many flyers paid with their lives for our Freedom.
One of the aircraft I research is a English Lancaster 4 engine bomber of the Royal Canadian Air Force 432 squadron. On his way back from Berlin (16th of December 1943) the heavy bomber were attack by a German night fighter. Short after that the Lancaster crashed near a little village called Wytgaard in the Northern part of The Netherlands. Sadly all the 6 crewmembers lost dear lives.
One of the crewmembers was a Americans. He was the 1st pilot en commander on this plain. His name was William Charles Fisher he was a Flying Officer. William was in service with the American Air Force en stationed in England. This is sadly the only thing I know about him at that he was from Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.
At the moment I research this crash en hope to found some ancestors/relatives or someone who could tell me more about William his family, his live before he get in service en his service life.
My goal with the information I put together is to make a as precise as possible reconstruction about the crew en their mission on that day. So the story of the brave man who gave their live for our freedom never will be forgotten.
Thank you in advance en hope someone could en will help me.
René Bosma, Oosterwolde, The Netherlands
my email: firstname.lastname@example.org