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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

DirkBak - 8
DirkBak - 14
DirkBak - 3
DirkBak - 4
DirkBak - 10
DirkBak - 11
DirkBak - 1
DirkBak - 7
DirkBak - 5
DirkBak - 12
DirkBak - 13
DirkBak - 15

In memory of Dirk Bak


We received the sad news that Dirk Bak unfortunately passed away unexpectedly on January 16, 2024.


Dirk, the inspiring trumpet player, whose presence was a given at all our unveilings and commemorations.

Dirk, who was always prepared down to the last detail and performed The Last Post in an inimitable way as well as all the national anthems of the countries of origin of crashed crew members.

Dirk, who always paid tribute with feeling to those who paid the highest price for our freedom.

Dirk, you were always there, together with Jetty, a unit of two.


The board members of SHHK, Mark, Chris and Martin would like to thank you for your tireless efforts and we wish Jetty and family a lot of strength.

The board in the spotlight


The board of our foundation was put in the spotlight on November 18. It is with great pride that we look back on this Saturday afternoon where we were honored with the Vrienden van de Veteranenspeld


These were pinned down on behalf of the NL Veterans Institute management by Captain Ad Potters, by retired naval officer and chairman of the Veterans Contact Group Wieringen/Hollands Kroon Dick Doornik, and by former naval officer and chairman of the Stichting Veteranen Inloophuis Noord-Holland Noord Frans van Zwam.


The solemn moment was preceded by speeches by Ad Potters, Frans van Zwam and mayor of the municipality of Hollands Kroon, Rian van Dam. Our chairman, Mark Hakvoort, also said on behalf of the other board members Chris Dijkshoorn and Martin Blaauw that he was surprised but above all honored to now be able to call himself a “friend of Veterans”.






The latest changes on our site


April 2024

Information about the crash of the 44-49972 near Lutjewinkel


March 2024

Information about the DZ386


February 2024

Information about 43-6761 P-51B

Change of look and feel for the site of SHHK


January 2024

In memory of Dirk Bak


November 2023

Our board in the spotlights

The whole story of the Lancaster W4256



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 2024


Saturday May 25, 2024:

Unveiling of remembrance post 44-49972 Liberator USAAF in Lutjewinkel


Saturday June 15, 2024:

Unveiling of remembrance post DZ386 Mosquito near the Schervenweg in Wieringerwerf


Unveiling of remembrance post BK340 Wellington at Lambertschaag


Saturday September 7, 2024:

Unveiling of remembrance post V8325 Beaufighter near Amstelmeer/Waddenzee


Unveiling of remembrance post X9667 Wellington at the Wadden Sea


Saturday October 5, 2024

Unveiling of remembrance post 42-103735 P51 on the Oudelanderweg in Middenmeer


Unveiling of remembrance post 43-6761 P51 near the Wadden Sea/Hippolytushoef


Further details about these events will be published later.

 

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

Detailed information about this crash and the unveiling


Crew : 6 KIA


Pilot : Witakowski

SGLO : T1582

Wellington

Z1467


Slootdorp

Molenweg


Status : Unveiled

Date : 11-06-2022

Wellington

R1226


Breezand

Zandvaart


Status : Unveiled

Date : 02-07-2022 

Detailed information about this crash and the unveiling


Crew : 6 KIA


Pilot : Eddison

SGLO : T1022

Wellington

R1226


Breezand

Zandvaart


Status : Unveiled

Date : 02-07-2022

Whitley

Z6462


Anna Paulowna

Veerweg


Status : Unveiled

Date : 17-09-2022

Detailed information about this crash and the unveiling


Crew : 5 POW


Pilot : Albert Ernest Barlow

SGLO : T0940

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 : Unveiled

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 : Unveiled

Date : 25-04-2023 19:00h

Wellington

T2990


Nieuwe Niedorp

Kanaalweg


Status : Unveiled

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 : Unveiled

Date : 04-05-2023

Halifax II

JD149


Waddenzee



Status : Unveiled

Date : 17-06-2023

Halifax II

JD149


Waddenzee



Status : Unveiled

Date : 17-06-2023

Lancaster

W4256


Waddenzee



Status : Unveiled

Date : 17-06-2023

Lancaster

W4256


Waddenzee



Status : Unveiled

Date : 17-06-2023

Beaufighter

NT918


Wieringerwaard

Kruisweg


Status : Unveiled

Date : 15-07-2023

Detailed information about this crash and the unveiling


Crew : 2 POW


Pilot : Gaunt

SGLO : T5121

Beaufighter

NT918


Wieringerwaard

Kruisweg


Status : Unveiled

Date : 15-07-2023

B-24-D Liberator

42-63969


IJsselmeer



Status : Unveiled

Date : 07-10-2023

B-24-D Liberator

42-63969


IJsselmeer



Status : Unveiled

Date : 07-10-2023

P-47-D Thunderbolt

42-7924


Den Oever

IJsselmeer


Status : Unveiled

Date : 07-10-2023

P-47-D Thunderbolt

42-7924


Den Oever

IJsselmeer


Status : Unveiled

Date : 07-10-2023

B-24 Liberator

44-49972


Lutjewinkel



Status : Planned

Date : May 25th, 2024

B-24 Liberator

44-49972


Lutjewinkel



Status : Planned

Date : May 25th, 2024

Mosquito IV

DZ386


IJsselmeer



Status : Planned

Date : June 15th, 2024

Mosquito IV

DZ386


IJsselmeer



Status : Planned

Date : June 15th, 2024

Wellington

BK340


Lambertschaag



Status : Planned

Date : June 15th, 2024

Wellington

BK340


Lambertschaag



Status : Planned

Date : June 15th, 2024

Beaufigter

V8325


Waddenzee



Status : Planned

Date : September 7th, 2024

Beaufigter

V8325


Waddenzee



Status : Planned

Date : September 7th, 2024

Wellington

X9667


Waddenzee



Status : Planned

Date : September 7th, 2024

Wellington

X9667


Waddenzee



Status : Planned

Date : September 7th, 2024

P-51B

43-6761


Waddenzee



Status : Planned

Date : October 5th, 2024

Detailed information about this crash and the unveiling


Crew : 1 KIA


Pilot : Benjamin Ashby Pollard

SGLO : T3578

P-51B

43-6761


Waddenzee



Status : Planned

Date : October 5th, 2024

P51

42-103735


Middenmeer



Status : Planned

Date : October 5th, 2024

P51

42-103735


Middenmeer



Status : Planned

Date : October 5th, 2024

 

 


 



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