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Monument Crash B17 in Groenekan

In Groenekan, municipality of De Bilt, there is a monument in memory of the crash of a B17 on May 28, 1944. The monument consists of counterfeit steel profiles of parts of a B17.
A silhouette of a wing has the following text:

May 28, 1944
Between Groenekan and Fort Blauwkapel
makes an American B-17 an emergency landing.
Three crew members are killed,
seven are taken prisoner of war.
Groenekan commemorates their sacrifice.
Their sacrifice for our freedom.
May 28, 2014

On the left are the names of the crew members:

Arthur M. Codding (21) pilot
Roger B. Withers (28) co-pilot
Clyde H. Waite (23) navigator
James W. Mulder (21) radio operator
Delmar D. McBeth (21) bomb aimer
Kenneth M. Joye (19) abdominal gunner
Robert C. Berg (30) flight engineer
Lawrence G. Brown (28) left side sniper
Thomas L. Roskowick (19) right side sniper

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Source

  • Text: Dick de Bruijne
  • Photos: Dick de Bruijne