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Stichting Herdenkingspalen

Hollands Kroon


Welcome to the website of our foundation Herdenkingspalen Hollands Kroon, founded 29 March 2019.

The foundation’s main goal is to remember the aircrafts and crew members who have crashed in the municipality Hollands Kroon during World War II, by placing remembrance posts.

Hollands Kroon is a merge of the municipalities Anna Paulowna, Nieuwe Niedorp, Wieringermeer en Wieringen

Save the date: American army trucks at the unveiling of two remembrance posts on May 21, 2022 at the Schelpenbolweg



A Dutch Fokker suffered an engine failure on 12 May 1940 and made an emergency landing on plot E48 near the Schelpenbolweg. Both crew members escaped unhurt. Click here for more information and read the whole story.


On May 9, 1943 a Mosquito reconnaissance plane was shot down after which it crashed into pieces around the Schelpenbolweg. Both crew members survived the crash by using their parachutes. They were captured by the Germans. Click here for more information and read the whole story.


On May 21, we will unveil two remembrance posts for the crew members of these aircraft and you are most welcome to attend this ceremony. We gather at De Cultuurschuur in Wieringerwerf. In collaboration with the Medemblik War Museum, a limited number of visitors have the opportunity to join American army trucks from the Cultuurschuur to the remembrance posts and back again.


The agenda for May 21:


14:00: Reception in the Cultuurschuur in Wieringerwerf

14:30: Speeches

14:45: Departure with your own transport or with American army trucks to the Schelpenbolweg


15:00: Arrival and unveiling ceremony remembrance post Mosquito DZ316

Location: Crossroads Schelpenbolweg - Den Oeverseweg


15:15: Arrival and unveiling ceremony remembrance post Fokker C.V-E 645

Location: Schelpenbolweg near house number 46


15:30: Departure to De Cultuurschuur

16:00: Arrival at De Cultuurschuur and closing

The latest changes on our site


April 2022

New information about the Wellington Z1467

Report and photos of the commemoration for the crew Z8838

Report and photos of the unveiling of the JN884


March 2022:

New information about the Mosquito DZ316

New information about the Dutch Fokker C.V-E 645

New information about the "Lady Jane" 42-107009


January 2022:

Provisional agenda 2022

A renewed overview of crashes is published



Sponsoring


To reach our goal we want to place remembrance posts throughout the municipality, at those points where planes have crashed.

To purchase these posts we need financial funds. If you are interested to support us you can contact us through email address: info@shhk.nl

We will get in touch with you as soon as possible. For more information check out our list with current sponsors.



For your tomorrow, we gave our today


In 2012, pilot H.N. (Bluey) Mottershead, commander of 158 squadron, spoke these words. He flew more than 25 bombing missions in World War II. After the war, Mr Mottershead dedicated himself to the memory of fallen airmen.


Never forget


During World War II more than 40 aircrafts have crashed in Hollands Kroon and in parts of the Wadden Sea, Amstel lake and Ijssel lake.

Crew members of these plaines were killed, captured, went missing or found ways to escape from the enemy.

We want to remember all those crew members to make sure that they will never be forgotten.

They have fought for our freedom  and as said many have given their lives. We should not ever forget this.


In the municipality Hollands Kroon, crew members from the following countries were crashed:

  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Poland
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • New-Zealand
  • Czech Republic
  • Slovakia
  • the Netherlands
  • Commonwealth
  • Germany / Austria

Agenda 2022


April 11, 2022 : Memorial ceremony at Molenweg, Middenmeer


April 16, 2022: Unveiling remembrance post at Dolfijnweg in Slootdorp

- JN884


May 21, 2022: Unveiling two remembrance posts at Schelpenbolweg in Slootdorp

- Dutch Fokker C.V-E 645

- Mosquito DZ316


June 11, 2022: Unveiling remembrance post at Molenweg in Slootdorp

- The Polish Wellington Z1467


July 2, 2022: Unveiling remembrance post in Breezand (preliminary planning)


September 17, 2022: Unveiling remembrance post in Anna Paulowna (preliminary planning)


October 8, 2022: Unveiling remembrance post at Tussenweg in Middenmeer (preliminary planning)

- The "Lady Jane" 42-107009


May 4, 2023: Unveiling at Kanaalweg in Nieuwe Niedorp


We will publish the details as soon as these plans are finalized.

 

Crashes on the map


On each post, an information panel is placed on which can be read what exactly happened on that location.

What was their mission? What happened with the crew members? What type of aircraft?

This information is collected by volunteers with the greatest care.

On the map is indicated, the locations of the crashes and therefore the locations where remembrance posts are or will be placed.

 

Overview crashed planes and unveiling of our remembrance posts


Whitley

T4279


Middenmeer

Wagenpad


Status : Unveiled

Date : 14-09-2019

Detailed information about this crash and the unveiling


Crew : 5 KIA


Pilot : Donald Keith MacFarland

SGLO : T1056

Whitley

T4279


Middenmeer

Wagenpad


Status : Unveiled

Date : 14-09-2019

P-47-C Thunderbolt

41-6587


Vatrop

Vatropperweg


Status : Unveiled

Date : 25-10-2019

Detailed information about this crash and the unveiling


Crew : 1 KIA


Pilot : Ivan R. Moon

SGLO : T1056

P-47-C Thunderbolt

41-6587


Vatrop

Vatropperweg


Status : Unveiled

Date : 25-10-2019

Lancaster III

JB535


Kolhorn

Ansjoviskade


Status : Unveiled

Date : 05-09-2020

Detailed information about this crash and the unveiling


Crew : 7 KIA


Pilot : Ernest S.Clarke

SGLO : T3339

Lancaster III

JB535


Kolhorn

Ansjoviskade


Status : Unveiled

Date : 05-09-2020

Halifax II

LW343


Anna Paulowna

Kerkweg


Status : Unveiled

Date : 26-09-2020

Detailed information about this crash and the unveiling


Crew : 4 KIA / 3 POW


Pilot : D.J.H. Cheal

SGLO : T3172

Halifax II

LW343


Anna Paulowna

Kerkweg


Status : Unveiled

Date : 26-09-2020

Lancaster

W4769


Wieringerwerf

Oostermiddenmeerweg


Status : Unveiled

Date : 06-02-2021

Detailed information about this crash and the unveiling


Crew : 7 KIA


Pilot : Raymond H.Bird

SGLO : T1970

Lancaster

W4769


Wieringerwerf

Oostermiddenmeerweg


Status : Unveiled

Date : 06-02-2021

Wellington

P9286


Winkel

Groetpolderweg


Status : Unveiled

Date : 18-09-2021

Detailed information about this crash and the unveiling


Crew : 6 KIA


Pilot : D.E. Larkman

SGLO : T0905

Wellington

P9286


Winkel

Groetpolderweg


Status : Unveiled

Date : 18-09-2021

Wellington

Z8838


Middenmeer

Molenweg


Status : Unveiled

Date : 09-10-2021

Detailed information about this crash and the unveiling


Crew : 6 KIA


Pilot : Josef Kalensky

SGLO : T1474

Wellington

Z8838


Middenmeer

Molenweg


Status : Unveiled

Date : 09-10-2021

Lancaster III

ED816


Wieringerwaard

Slikkerdijk


Status : Unveiled

Date : 30-10-2021

Detailed information about this crash and the unveiling


Crew : 1KIA/2MIA/4POW


Pilot : J.Thomas

SGLO : T2452

Lancaster III

ED816


Wieringerwaard

Slikkerdijk


Status : Unveiled

Date : 30-10-2021

Beaufighter

NV187 / RD140


Wieringerwaard

Molenweg


Status : Unveiled

Date : 30-10-2021

Detailed information about this crash and the unveiling


Crew : 2 KIA / 2 KIA

Pilot : G.D.Warburton

Pilot : F.P.Trautman

SGLO : T5125 / T5126

Beaufighter

NV187 / RD140


Wieringerwaard

Molenweg


Status : Unveiled

Date : 30-10-2021

Halifax

JN884


Slootdorp

Dolfijnweg


Status : Unveiled

Date : 16-04-2022

Detailed information about this crash and the unveiling


Crew : 6 KIA / 1 POW


Pilot : Kenneth R. Larkin

SGLO : T2704

Halifax

JN884


Slootdorp

Dolfijnweg


Status : Unveiled

Date : 16-04-2022

Mosquito IV

DZ316


Slootdorp

Schelpenbolweg


Status : Planned

Date : 21-05-2022

Detailed information about this crash and the unveiling


Crew : 2 POW


Pilot : Peter Frank Hall

SGLO : T2279

Mosquito IV

DZ316


Slootdorp

Schelpenbolweg


Status : Planned

Date : 21-05-2022

Fokker

C.V-E 645


Slootdorp

Slootweg


Status : Planned

Datum : 21-05-2022

Klik hier voor alle informatie over deze crash en de onthulling


Bemanning : 2 


Piloot : Evert Meindert Hoekstra

SGLO : T0525

Fokker

C.V-E 645


Slootdorp

Slootweg


Status : Planned

Datum : 21-05-2022

Wellington

Z1467


Slootdorp

Molenweg


Status : Planned

Date : 11-06-2022

Wellington

Z1467


Slootdorp

Molenweg


Status : Planned

Date : 11-06-2022

Wellington

R1226


Breezand



Status : Planned

Date : 02-07-2022

Wellington

R1226


Breezand



Status : Planned

Date : 02-07-2022

Whitley

Z6462


Anna Paulowna



Status : Planned

Date : 17-09-2022

Whitley

Z6462


Anna Paulowna



Status : Planned

Date : 17-09-2022

Boeing B17

42-107009


Middenmeer

Tussenweg


Status : Planned

Date : 08-10-2022

Detailed information about this crash and the unveiling


Crew : 9 POW


Pilot : Raymond Howard Hillestad

SGLO : T4655

Boeing B17

42-107009


Middenmeer

Tussenweg


Status : Planned

Date : 08-10-2022

Wellington

T2990


Nieuwe Niedorp



Status : Planned

Date : 04-05-2023

Detailed information about this crash and the unveiling


Crew :  5 KIA / 1 POW


Pilot : 

SGLO : T1068

Wellington

T2990


Nieuwe Niedorp



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