In 1988 we discovered that a bomber had crashed in Amstelveen near Amsterdam.
After months of investigation and cutting a lot of red tape, the Recovery Team of the Royal Netherlands Air Force started the recovery in June 1990.
the Royal Netherlands
Air Force Recovery Team at work.
|Amongst the recovered items was this parachute that survived 50 years in the soil in mint condition.|
When the Embassy's couldn't trace the next-of-kin, we tried and with the help of a friend in Australia we managed to locate two families. Through them this wonderful picture was given to us.
From left to right
Crew of Halifax NA508
KN-A of 77 Squadron
|Funeral of the crew on 8th October 1991.
In the coffin the remains of four of the mixed British and Australian crew of the Halifax NA508 KN-A.
Relatives follow the coffin at the Bergen op Zoom Canadian War Cemetery.
|Wreaths laid by the graves of the crewmembers of Halifax NA508 KN-A of 77 Squadron|