Last Updated - 9th January 2017


This website was originally created in September 2005 to tell the story of "C" for Charlie and its crew who were shot down over Germany during WW2.

The story of MZ-467 came about June 2005 when Allan Lodder was visiting his local car mechanic John Colls in Gympie Queensland wanting to share his story of being shot down in Germany. John Colls contacted another Gympie local and friend

Greg Weir who 12 weeks later interviewed Allan Lodder at his Gympie home, from that day onwards the search for information relating to the crash of MZ-467 began.

Please refer to the research updates & latest new page for a timeline of the events that occured leading up to the first memorial service in 2009 and beyond.

Greg Weir, Queensland Australia                Email:




MZ-467 in the media

Captain Allan Lodder's story

MZ-467 Crew 17/4/45

The crash of MZ-467 17/4/45

462 Sqn Pilots

Research updates & latest news

Crash site


Flight Sgt Cecil Foster



Assorted photos

  (New photos added 07/03/2015)

JU88-G6 Night fighter

MZ-467 Memorial Service photos - Germany 2009

Peter & Mary Naylor

Peter Spoden's story