War Memorial Raalte

This War Memorial can be found near the Zwolsestraat, at the crosssection with the Churchilllaan in Raalte.

It commemorates the fallen civilians of Raalte and the 46 allied airmen and 3 Canadian soldiers who died during the Second World War.

The text on the Memorial:

Fallen for the fatherland:
W. v.d. WEL
B.J. BRINKHUIS
J.A. ENDEMAN
G.J. HOLTMAAT
J. KELDER
G.J. LINTHORST
J.A. SMIT
J. KAPTEYN
A. AVONDROOD
H.J.J. WINTER


On the bottom of the memorial the following text can be read:

TO COMMEMORATE THE
46 ALLIED FLYERS
3 CANADIAN SOLDIERS
ALLEN DIE NIET TERUGKEERDEN

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Source

  • Text: Alex Ossel
  • Photos: Ewoud van Eig