Date : May 21, 2022
Two remembrance posts will be unveiled on this day on Schelpenbolweg.
14:00 : Reception in the Cultuurschuur in Wieringerwerf
14:30 : Speeches and information
14:45 : Departure with your own transport or by original WWII army truck to the Schelpenbolweg
15:00: Arrival and unveiling ceremony remembrance post Mosquito DZ316
Location: Crossroads Schelpenbolweg - Den Oeverseweg
15:15 : Arrival and unveiling ceremony memorial pole Fokker C.V-E 645
Location: Schelpenbolweg near house number 46
15:30 : Departure with the army trucks back to the Cultuurschuur
16:00: Arrival Cultuurschuur and closing
Plane crash Fokker C.V-E 645 Schelpenbolweg te Slootdorp
On 12 May at 4 pm four biplane aircraft took off from Ruigenhoek airfield (near Noordwijkerhout), including the Fokker C.V with registration number 645. The aim was to bombard the German troops at the Wonsstelling in Friesland, on the east side of the Afsluitdijk. Because many German fighters were active above the Afsluitdijk and Kornwerderzand, the mission above the Afsluitdijk was canceled by the commander of these four aircraft, the reserve 2nd lieutenant observer W. Focke. The slow Fokker planes were too easy a target for modern German fighters and Commander Focke is wise enough to avoid confrontation.
Flying low, so as not to be discovered, the four planes flew back to home base undetected. On the way back Hoekstra and Van den Heuvel had an engine failure over the Wieringermeer with the Fokker C.V 645. Hoekstra saw a potential emergency landing strip and grounded the Fokker. During the roll-out, the Fokker ended up with its landing gear in a ditch, causing serious damage to the undercarriage. The emergency landing was near the Slootweg on plot E48. Hoekstra and Van der Meulen were unharmed, got out of the plane unharmed and were transferred to De Kooy airport near Den Helder.
Evert Meindert Hoekstra
Res. 1st lieutenant
31 years old
Roelof van den Heuvel
Res. 2nd lieutenant
24 years old
Photos will follow after the unveiling
Reports will follow after the unveiling
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