On July 21st 1944, Lancaster ME 752 of 75th (New-Zealand) squadron of the Royal Air Force crashed in Heythuysen after a heavy air-fight. My father, whose parents' house was completely demolished by this event, unfortunately could do nothing for the crew. He did, however, find a suitcase with contents which must have come from the plane and he decided to keep this, thereby putting his own life at risk. Ultimately this suitcase has led to the erecting of this memorial stone. On this website you can find more information about the heroes who lost their lives in this crash and the fortunate ones who survived.

This memorial will always remind us of all these men.... and my father, who forever will be and remain my hero.

Application on the monument

Last updates:

- Photo's flypast
25-03-2009 - Lancaster Flypast
07-08-2006 - New photo's


For photos of the Flypast see “news”