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Crash Location Avro Lancaster JA 921 Eemnes

On February 20, 1944, an Avro Lancaster bomber of the RAF crashed in the meadow behind the sign.

A fire broke out in one of the engines above the IJsselmeer. A wing broke off before the crew could jump out of the plane. Only one of the crew members was able to save with a parachute. Flying Officer Edward J.C. Kryskow (RCAF) went into hiding in Eemnes until the end of the Second World War.
One of the crew members lies in this ground with the remains of the plane. It concerns Humphrey W. Hughes. The other crew members are buried at the honorary cemetery De Rusthof in Leusden.

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  • Text: Willem Visser
  • Photos: Willem Visser

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