Categorie: QR Tiles – crashlocations

The QR tiles of the digital monument, regarding information of several crashlocations.

01 – Crashlocation Piershil May 10 1940 (QR01 EN)

01 – Crashlocation Piershil (May 10 1940 – 12.15 p.m.) On Friday may 10, 1940, Germany invades the Netherlands.  The Dutch Royal Air Force Command asks the Royal Air Force for support.  This is supplied that same day by  6 aircraft, type Bristol Blenheim, RAF squadron 600, leaving Manston Air Force base.  These are twin-engined […]

QR03-E-Oud Beijerland May-10-1940

May 10 1940        Crash Location Oud-Beyerland. On this Friday, May 10, 1940, early in the morning, Germany invades The Netherlands and many German planes fly to Rotterdam and The Hague. The Dutch Air Force takes off from Schiphol airport with a number of Fokker airplanes and engages the enemy over the airport of Waalhaven, near Rotterdam. […]


May 11, 1940   Crash Numansdorp. This day, at 16.30 p.m. twelve planes type Hawker Hurricane of RAF 17 squadron, take off from Martlasham Heath, in England, and fly towards Holland in order to support the Dutch Royal Air Force in their fight against the Germans.  Over Numansdorp (South of Rotterdam), the Hurricane flown by […]


   May 11, 1940  Crash Location ‘s Gravendeel, Twelve Hurricanes of the Royal Air Force leave Martlasham Heath air force base, England,  around 16.30 p.m. this day and fly towards Holland to support the Dutch Royal Air Force. After 30 minutes’ flying time they arrive over the battlefield South of Rotterdam and are engaged by […]

QR09-E-Ooltgensplaat September,10 1942

September 10, 1942    Crash Location Ooltgensplaat. Late in the evening at 22.00 p.m. a number of bombers, type Short Stirling, take off from air force base Lakenheath.  One of these is the OJ-H, R9170.  Their target is the Ruhr area in Germany.  Flying over Holland this plane is engaged in a fight with a German night fighter […]

QR08-E-Oud Beijerland September 10, 1942

September 10, 1942   Crash Location  Oud-Beyerland That evening at 21.00 p.m. a number of bombers, type Vickers Wellington, of 300 RAF Polish squadron, took off from the airport of Ingham, England.  Their goal was Dusseldorf, in Germany. One plane  carried the registration BN-H, number Z1258.  Flying over Holland, this plane is suddenly attacked by a German […]

QR07-E- Gravendeel 31 May 1942

May 31, 1942.     Crash location ‘s Gravendeel. A number of planes, type Wellington of RAF O.T.U. squadron, are ordered to take off from airbase Pershore, near Worcester, England, and fly to Germany to bomb Cologne. About 23.00 p.m. The planes are flying over Hoekse Waard (South of Rotterdam) on their way to Germany. An eye witness […]

QR06-E-Strijen Sas – August-12-1941

Crash of Bristol Blenheim T2437 / UX-Y, 12 Augustus 1941 Tuesday 12 August 1941, the Royal Air Force undertook a very daring attack on two power stations near Cologne. Because it had to be a precision attack and the heavy bombers operating at night could not reach this precision, 54 Bristol Blenheim bombers of No. […]

QR10-E-Tiengemeten April, 1942

April 4, 1942            Crash location Tiengemeten. Halifax Bomber At 20.00 p.m. a great number of bombers of RAF squadron 405, type Handley Page Halifax,  take off from RAF base Leeming, Yorkshire, England. One of them is marked LQ-F reg. nr. DT723.  Their target is the German town of Essen. After dropping their bombs they fly […]

QR11-E–Goudswaard Mei 13, 1943

May 30, 1943         Crash at Goudswaard. Ordered by Bomber Command, that night more than 700 planes take off  from airfields in England in order to bomb the German town of Wuppertal. This was part of the “Battle of the Ruhr “. One of the bombers in this operation  was one of RAF 432 squadron, type […]

QR2-E- Nieuwendijk 22-Juni-1943

QR12-E- June 22  Crash location Nieuwendijk Bomber Command ordered bombers to attack factories in Germany and Antwerp, Belgium.  By way of a diversion a bombing attack on shipyards in Rotterdam was carried out.  The bombers taking part in this action were protected by a number of Spitfires of RAF 331 squadron taking off from RAF […]

QR16-E-Hollands diep – Near Klundert November 5, 1944

November 5, 1944    Crash location Hollands Diep, near Klundert. On this day 500 American bombers take off from various RAF bases with, among other places,  the German towns of Gelsenkirchen and Munster as their targets. On their way to the targets they fly over the North of the Netherlands, and after bombing their targets they return home […]


  QR15-E-GOUDSWAARD OKTOBER 22, 194 In this night 569 bombers from various RAF squadrons of Bomber Command were ordered to bomb the German city of Kassel.  Among these bombers was one from squadron 158, type Handley Page Halifax, leaving from RAF base Rufforth, Yorkshire, England.  After dropping its bombs, thereby killing 5,600 citizens of Kassel, […]

QR14-E-Heiningen july 31 1943

                               july 31  1943   Crash locatie Heiningen. On this night 273 bombers from airfields all over England fly to the German town of Remscheid and drop their bombs, devastating 83 % of the town.  One of the aircraft is a Short Sterling from RAF squadron 218 with the marks HA-E, registration number BF516,  coming from RAF […]

QR13-E-Rijsoord jun-29-1943

 QR13-E-Rijsoord jun-29-1943 29 juni 1943   Crash location Rijsoord. This night a great number of Lancaster bombers returned from a bombing of Cologne, Germany.  Among them a Lancaster of RAF 100 squadron, numbered HW-E, registration number ED 362. This aircraft had left RAF base Grimsby near Waltham, in England. On its way back over Holland about […]

QR17-E-Numandorp-November 11, 1943

 November 11, 1943.    Crash location Numansdorp. On this day from various English RAF airfields nearly 350 American bombers take off in order to bomb the German city of Munster. They fly over the Northern part of Holland and reach their target in Germany.  After bombing the city they fly back to base over the Southern provinces […]

QR18-E-Putterhoek- November 16, 1944

November 16, 1944          Crash at Puttershoek/Willemsdorp Early in the morning 24 American bombers, type B 24 Liberator, of 392 Bomb Group, take off from the English base of Wendling, going to their target the German city of Bremen.  One of these planes is the CI-R, 427540 belonging to 567 USAAF Bomb Squadron. After take-off […]

QR19-E-Strijen-Sas September 16, 1944

 September 16, 1944        CRASH AT STRIJEN-SAS Late in the evening at about 22.30 p.m. 14 Lancaster bombers of RAF No 90 Squadron take off from air base  Tuddenhem in England, heading for their target the bridge at Moerdijk in Holland. After a flight in darkness they arrive at just before 24.00 p.m. and bomb the bridge and […]

QR22-E-Numansdorp 29 Oktober 1944

  oktober 29 1944    Crash location  Numansdorp.QR22-E-Numansdorp 29 Oktober 1944 Crash at Numansdorp, October 29, 1944 On this day RAF (Polish) squadron 317, stationed at the liberated base of St. Denis in Belgium (code B61), is ordered from England to attack German positions in the Zealand island of Walcheren in Holland, with a number of […]

QR21-E- Strijen Sas 18 September 1944

 September 8, 1944         Crash at Strijen-SasQR21-E- Strijen Sas 18 September 1944 On this day at 13.40 p.m. , 10 planes of RAF 80 squadron, type Hawker Tempest , take off from Manston airfield in Kent, England. Their orders are to protect troop transport planes carrying troops to Arnhem, and for that purpose to eliminate German […]

QR20-E-Strijen Sas September 16, 1944

September 16, 1944.       Crash location at Strijen-Sas.QR20-E-Strijen Sas September 16, 1944 Late in the evening at about 22.30 p.m.,  21 Lancaster bombers of RAF 115 squadron leave from Witchford airfield in England. Their target is the Moerdijk bridge in Holland.  After a flight in the dark they arrive at approx. 24.00 P.M. and bomb the […]

Blaaksche Dijk – March 17, 1945 – English

Crashlocation Blaaksche Dijk – March 17, 1945 On Saturday March 17, 1945, late in the morning, 12 Spitfires of this squadron took off from RAF base Ludham in England, among them Warrant Officer Jack Dawson Green in Spitfire XT H sm473. They flew towards Holland where bombing the railway line Utrecht – The Hague was […]