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
14:45: 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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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: