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Missing Man Salute Memorial

This memorial is located next to the ‘Luchtoorlog- en Verzetsmuseum CRASH '40-'45’. The text on the plaque:

Missing Man Salute

This memorial depicting the 'Missing Man Salute' honours all American air crew who lost their lives in the Netherlands during World War 2. In particular it commemorates the crew of B-24 Liberator 'Connie' that crashed close to Boesingheliede in Haarlemmermeer after it had to leave its formation following a raid on Berlin on 22 June 1944.

The memorial, designed by designer/architect Leendert Verboom, was erected by the ‘Stichting Nederland-Verenigde Staten in 2004’.

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  • Text: Arjan Vrieze
  • Photos: Arjan Vrieze