Memorial Stirling LJ 883 - Ede, NL
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Heva
N 52° 02.027 E 005° 47.332
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The memorial commemorates the plane crash that took place on September 23, 1944, in which six crew members were killed.
Waymark Code: WM15FJF
Location: Gelderland, Netherlands
Date Posted: 12/28/2021
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member ištván
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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
Date of Dedication: 01/01/2009

Property Permission: Public

Access instructions: To be visited between sunrise and sunset

Website for Waymark: [Web Link]

Location of waymark:
Verlengde Arnhemseweg 146
Ede, Gelderland Nederland

Commemoration: In remembrance of the killed crew members of the British Stirling Bomber, LJ 883, 570 Squadron RAF

Access times: Not listed

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