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Ivan James Urlich
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In addition to my earlier contribution I can add this from :

AE780 EG-S F/O. Stuart McGowan - After crossing the Dutch coast they sustained attacks from several enemy fighters and the
Ventura was set on fire. Air gunner F/Sgt. I.F. Urlich, wounded in the right leg and left foot, was dragged from his turret by the pilot
and navigator who then put on his parachute and pushed him out of the aircraft. Moments later the aircraft exploded.
The Ventura crashed at Van Bossestraat in the NW Suburbs of Amsterdam. The other three crew members were killed and were buried
at Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery. F/Sgt. I.F.Urlich was taken prisoner of war.

In a post war interview F/Sgt. Urlich stated that, "I remember noticing that we were practically over Amsterdam, and that only Squadron Leader Trent's aircraft was with us. As I was watching it, a burs