Visits by Veterans

In the past years Crash been visited by WW2 veterans and their descendants

John D. Carmichael, Jack D. Sharp, Cyrill M. Mora

1995, From Left to Right :

John D. Carmichael (RAAF Spitfirepilot no. 453 squadron.);
Jack D. Sharp (RNZAF pilot Lockheed Ventura no. 487 squadron);
Cyrill M. Mora (RNZAF, radio-operator Short Stirling no. 15 squadron).

Standing in the centre with the blue coat Mary ‘O Callaghan (sister of the front turret gunner William J. ‘O Callaghan) and on the left their children Liam, Hyacinth en Kieran. To the right of Mary, Henk Rebel, Mr. J. Ossewaarde and Jan Springintveld.

In November of 2007 the Irish family ‘O Callaghan visited the monument for the RAF Vickers Wellington, no 12 Squadron, code PH-C, W-5361 situated in the Rozenstraat (formerly known as Akerdijk) in Badhoevedorp. The monument is placed close to the site where the Wellington crashed on May 31st, 1942. All crew members were killed.

Elaine and Lloyd Campbell

Elaine and Lloyd Campbell visit the grave of their uncle pilot of an RAF Lancaster R.F. Campbell (RCAF) at the New Ooster Cemetery in Amsterdam, July 2009.

RAF Navigator Cy Grant (in the chair)

In the month of May 2008. RAF Navigator Cy Grant (in the chair) came to visit the museum together with a BBC camera crew while making a documentary about his involuntary landing in Nieuw Vennep, when his Lancaster bomber exploded.