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
Placement remembrance post without official unveiling
january 2021 - Sunday evening 3 January 1943 the Lancaster bomber W4769 QR-V exploded at a 6 km altitude. All crew members aged between 19-26 years lost their lives.
A private unveiling of this new remembrance post will be held on the 6th of February, to honour the request of the family of one of the crew members. Unfortunately, no guest are allowed due to the strict COVID-19 regulations
On the 6th of February our board members are going to place the information panel on the remembrance post. They will add a moment of silence to remember the 7 heroes.
Impressive unveiling of 3rd remembrance post
5 september 2020 - Today, in the presence of a large gathering, the third remembrance post is unveiled. On 30 January 1944, a Lancaster with on board 7 young crew members, 3 from Australia and 4 from Great Britain, exploded above Kolhorn. Wilhelmina Struik eye witnessed this catastrophe. Together with the Australian ambassador, Matthew Neuhaus, she carried out the official unveiling. It was an impressive ceremony in which Dirk Bak played the national anthems. The presence of Rian van Dam, mayor of Hollands Kroon, and 10 veterans completed the official character of this unveiling. For more information see our news page and these pictures.
SHHK receives €6000,- from Windfonds
June 2020 -
Foundation Herdenkingspalen Hollands Kroon has received an outstanding financial contribution from the Windfoundation Wieringermeer.
On 3 June the handover took place near the remembrance post Wagenpad. More information on our News page.
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.
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.
Crash Site information
With the remembrance posts, crew members from different nationalities are commemorated. In the municipality Hollands Kroon, crew members from the following countries were crashed:
United States of America
Germany / Austria
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.
Upcoming and realized unveilings of our remembrance posts