Short Stirling B Mk. I. - Kudelstraat
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member FamDa
N 52° 14.100 E 004° 45.234
31U E 619770 N 5788625
Quick Description: Monument with the propeller of the BK620 bomber plane.
Location: Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Date Posted: 7/29/2016 10:35:28 AM
Waymark Code: WMRRFT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member 3l diesel
Views: 3

Long Description:
A monument to commemorate the crew of the Short-Stirling MK I, serial-number BK620. Part of the 75 New Zealand Squadron based on New Market airstrip in England.

In the night of December 17, 1942 the BK620 was on its way to Fallersleben in Germany to bomb the industrial area. On its return to base it was attacked by German fighter planes. Six out of seven members of the crew left the plane by parachute above German - Dutch soil. The pilot tried to reach England but had to crash the plane in the lake nearby the monument ("Westeinderplassen"). The pilot was captured by the Germans; no trace of the other crew members.
Date of Dedication: 12/17/1942

Property Permission: Public

Access instructions: Only available to pedestrians

Location of waymark:
Schweitzerstraat
Kudelstraat, Netherlands


Commemoration: The crew of English bomber BK620

Access times: Not listed

Website for Waymark: Not listed

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