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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

Our program for 2023 has been published


The board of Stichting Herdenkingspalen Hollands Kroon has made a schedule for the activities in 2023. Seven unveilings and two commemorations are currently planned. On 4 May 2023, the remembrance post will be unveiled for the crew of the Welington T2990 that crashed on 23 June 1941 at Kanaalweg in Nieuwe Niedorp. This aircraft was salvaged in 2021, where the remains of five Czech crew members were found who were officially still missing until that moment. Information about this crash, the recovery and the burial can be found on our site.

Interview board members 

In the run-up to the unveiling of the 16th, and the last one before 2022, remembrance post, the board members of Stichting Herdenkingspalen Hollands Kroon were interviewed by Winnie van Galen of the Noordhollands Dagblad.

The result was a beautiful and extensive article in the regional section of the NHD on October 10, 2022


Only available in Dutch

The latest changes on our site


January 2023

The calender for 2023 is updated

Added information about the T2990 (Crash in Nieuwe Niedorp) with reports and photos of the salvage and burial.


November 2022

Added: The whole story about the crash of the Czech-Slovak crew of the Z8838 at the Molenweg in Middenmeer


October 2022

New crashes added to the site

Added english subtitles to videos of the unveiling in Breezand (R1226) en Middenmeer (Lady Jane)

Video report of the unveiling on October 8th

Report and photos of the unveiling 42-107009 in Middenmeer

Video report of the unveiling in Breezand, july 2nd





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

Calendar 2023



April 11, 2023: Commemoration ceremony Z8838 at the Molenweg in Middenmeer


April 25, 2023: Unveiling remembrance post ND357 in Kolhorn


Not yet known: Commemoration at the remembrance post W4769 at the Oostermiddelmeerweg, Wieringerwerf


May 4, 2023: Unveiling remembrance post T2990 in Nieuwe Niedorp


June 17, 2023: Unveiling of remembrance posts for the JD149 and the W4256. Both crashed in the Wadden Sea. Location follows.


July 15, 2023: Unveiling of the NT918 remembrance post in Wieringerwaard


October 7, 2023: Unveiling of remembrance posts for 42-7924 and 42-63969. Both crashed into the IJsselmeer. Location follows

 

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


For items with

the remembrance post is placed and unveiled

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 : T3034

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 : Unveiled

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 : Unveiled

Date : 21-05-2022

Fokker

C.V-E 645


Slootdorp

Slootweg


Status : Unveiled

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 : Unveiled

Datum : 21-05-2022

Wellington

Z1467


Slootdorp

Molenweg


Status : Unveiled

Date : 11-06-2022

Wellington

Z1467


Slootdorp

Molenweg


Status : Unveiled

Date : 11-06-2022

Wellington

R1226


Breezand

Zandvaart


Status : Unveiled

Date : 02-07-2022 

Wellington

R1226


Breezand

Zandvaart


Status : Unveiled

Date : 02-07-2022

Whitley

Z6462


Anna Paulowna

Veerweg


Status : Unveiled

Date : 17-09-2022

Whitley

Z6462


Anna Paulowna

Veerweg


Status : Unveiled

Date : 17-09-2022

Boeing B17

42-107009


Middenmeer

Tussenweg


Status : Unveiled

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 : Unveiled

Date : 08-10-2022

Lancaster III

ND357


Kolhorn



Status : Planned for 2023

Date : 25-04-2023 19:00h

Detailed information about this crash and the unveiling


Bemanning : 7 KIA


Piloot : Mansfield

SGLO : T3314

Lancaster III

ND357


Kolhorn



Status : Planned for 2023

Date : 25-04-2023 19:00h

Wellington

T2990


Nieuwe Niedorp

Kanaalweg


Status : Planned

Date : 04-05-2023

Detailed information about this crash and the unveiling


Crew :  5 KIA / 1 POW


Pilot : Bufka

SGLO : T1068

Wellington

T2990


Nieuwe Niedorp

Kanaalweg


Status : Planned

Date : 04-05-2023

Halifax II

JD149


Waddenzee



Status : Planned

Date : 17-06-2023

Halifax II

JD149


Waddenzee



Status : Planned

Date : 17-06-2023

Lancaster

W4256


Waddenzee



Status : Planned

Date : 17-06-2023

Lancaster

W4256


Waddenzee



Status : Planned

Date : 17-06-2023

Beaufighter

NT918


Wieringerwaard

Kruisweg


Status : Planned

Date : 15-07-2023

Detailed information about this crash and the unveiling


Crew : 2 POW


Pilot : Gaunt

SGLO : T5121

Beaufighter

NT918


Wieringerwaard

Kruisweg


Status : Planned

Date : 15-07-2023

B-24-D Liberator

42-63969


IJsselmeer



Status : Planned

Date : 07-10-2023

B-24-D Liberator

42-63969


IJsselmeer



Status : Planned

Date : 07-10-2023

P-47-C Thunderbolt

42-7924


Den Oever

IJsselmeer


Status : Planned

Date : 07-10-2023

P-47-C Thunderbolt

42-7924


Den Oever

IJsselmeer


Status : Planned

Date : 07-10-2023

B-24 Liberator

44-49972


Lutjewinkel



Status : To be planned

Date :

B-24 Liberator

44-49972


Lutjewinkel



Status : To be planned

Date :

Mosquito IV

DZ386


IJsselmeer



Status : To be planned

Date : 

Detailed information about this crash and the unveiling


Crew : 2 KIA


Pilot : 

SGLO : T2207 

Mosquito IV

DZ386


IJsselmeer



Status : To be planned

Date :