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Commemorative plaque Lancaster AJ-A  Castricum aan Zee
On May 16, 1943 at 9:30 PM, Avro Lancaster AJ-K 617 Squadron 'Dambusters' flown by P/O Vernon Byers, took off for an operation on the German dams, they are flying via northern Netherlands to Germany. Near Texel the Avro Lancaster was hit by German anti-aircraft fire and crashed into the Waddenzee, all seven crew members are killed. In May 2020 this event is seventy-seven years ago, the goal of -The 617 Squadron Netherlands Aircrew Memorial Foundation- is to unveil on June 23, 2020 a memorial plaque in Harlingen as a tribute to the seven crew members of Avro Lancaster AJ-K.

To realize this memorial plaque we ask for your financial support, to find out more please visit the contact page.
The objective of -The 617 Squadron Netherlands Aircrew Memorial Foundation- (617 Sqn-NAMF) is to commemorate national- and international the crew members and former crew members of 617 Squadron Royal Air Force who lost their lives in the Second World War.