During the attack on Cologne-Kalk, Lancaster HK624 was fired upon by flak and exploded over the Cologne district of Mülheim. Most of the aircraft crashed into house No. 29 in Danzier Str.
The nine-man crew was killed, six of them were recovered in the immediate vicinity of the crash site in Danzier Str. One crew member was not rescued from the Rhine until six weeks later, and another was not recovered from the wreckage until May 1945 during clean-up operations.
The entire crew was buried in Cologne, five in the Cologne West Cemetery, three of them in the South Cemetery. Only the navigator, Flight Officer Leslie Edward Light, is still considered missing today