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Memorial Stirling LJ 883 Planken Wambuis

The monument is situated in the woods opposite of restaurant the Planken Wambuis. The small monument shows the following text:

(Through Struggle to the Stars)

In remembrance of the killed crew members of the British Stirling Bomber, LJ 883, 570 Squadron RAF, which crashed here on September 23rd 1944 after being hit by German Flak. The aircraft made a resupply flight for the Airborne troups near Oosterbeek during the Battle of Arnhem.

F/O William Kirkham, Piloot, RAF, 21 years
F/O Ernest Brown, Navigator, RAF, 20 years
F/O David Atkinson, Air Bomber, RAF, 23 years
F/O Morris Hand, W/Operator, RAF, 26 years
Sgt Harrold Ashton, F/Engineer, RAF, 22 years
L/C Gerard Reardon, Air Despatcher, RASC, 31 years

The survivors were:
F/Sgt George Wood, Air Gunner, RAF
Dvr Stanly Badham, Air Despatcher, RASC

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