Crash Memorial Westerbeek

Crash Memorial Westerbeek

In the small village Westerbeek in the garden of the church is a replica of the tail piece of a British Lancaster bonber that crashed in the village on the night of febuary3-4th.
The Lancaster in question was the PD221/BQ-Rof the 660th Squadron that during a mission to bomb the Prosper Petrol Depot in Bottrop(Germany) was shot down and crashed in Westerbeek.
The lancaster 1 PD221took off on the 3rd Febuaryat 16-31pm from its base at Killingholme England.

All seven crew members died in the crashed plane and lay buried in Weserbeek cemetry.

F/O R.G. Nye
Sgt. C. Stuart
Sgt. J. Holding (Picture 4)
Sgt. J.F. Moyle (Picture 2)
W/O W.J. Howson (Picture 5)
F/Sgt. W.H. Cook (RCAF)
F/Sgt. L.C. Taerum (RCAF) (Picture 3)

Fot the pictures of the members approval of the relatives was given.

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  • Photos: Ad van Zantvoort (1) & Hans Ooms (2,3,4,5)