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Crash information C.V-E 645 Slootdorp

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.

Information about the unveiling of the remembrance post for this crash

Date : May 21, 2022


Two remembrance posts will be unveiled on this day on Schelpenbolweg.


Agenda: 


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

Location of this remembrance post

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.

Crash information

Evert Meindert Hoekstra

Res. 1st lieutenant

Pilot

31 years old

NL

Roelof van den Heuvel

Res. 2nd lieutenant

Observer

24 years old

NL

The crew

Photos of the unveiling

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Reports and press

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