During World War II more than 40 different bombers and jet fighters have crashed within de county borders of Hollands Kroon. The crashes were mostly on land, in the Ijssel lake and the Wadden sea.
Few crew members were arrested after using their parachute to reach the ground, others could flee with the help of the Resistance. However, the majority lost their lives and did not return home safely to their family and loved ones.
Plane crash AVRO Lancaster Mk II ED816 OF-U of 97 Squadron at Slikkerdijk near Wieringerwaard
Stichting Herdenkingspalen Hollands Kroon