The latest news / Het laatste nieuws

03-10-2020 Maintaining the website.

As you know I am doing research on Lancaster ED706 and post my findings on my website.

Lately I am involved in designing a new monument for Lancaster ED 706 and her crew as the old windmill where the old monument was printed on was demolished.

There is a lot of time involved in everything that goes one behind the screens to transfer the monument, unfortunately there is money involved as well. Since I have to live on a minimum amount of money any and all donations are welcome to help completing this project. There is a paypal link on the bottom of the site.

19-09-2020 The design that will be on the new windmill is nearly done /Het ontwerp voor op de nieuwe windmolen is bijna klaar

Since a few weeks I have been talking to Vattenfall and the city of Almere, things look very well uptill now!
I have designed a new monument for the windmill and this is what it will look like.
It will be almost similar to the old one, but there will be some more info and a new drawing.

Sinds een aantal weken heb ik contact met Vattenfall en de gemeente Almere, tot nu toe lijkt alles in kannen en kruiken!
Ik heb een nieuw ontwerp gemaakt voor het monument op de windmolen, het gaat er zo uit zien.
Het is bijna hetzelfde als de oude, maar met extra informatie en een andere tekening.

25-07-2020 A tribute for the crew of Lancaster ED706


01-05-2020: The day of the Crash.

Today is the 77th anniversary of the crash of Lancaster ED706, all 7 crew members were killed during the crash which took place on May 1st 1943.

David van Coolwijk and his family, together with Vincenzo Millitello held a small memorial service for the crew at the demolished base of the former wind mill.

24-03-2020 Getting more information!

Today I telephoned the project leader of Vattenfall about the windmills and the monument.

At this point the monument is completely gone, only the foundation remains and that will also be gone in the following days.

Nou the good news!

There will be a new monument!! Not next year, but in 2022.

For this year Vattenfall will place a cross in the near vicintity of the old monument and thus making sure we can have e memorial service.

when in 2022 the windmills are finished there will be a similar monument, I suggested that the names of the crew are printed beneath the monument,

What the memorial service will look like is difficult to say at this moment. We simply do not know what the situation will be like at that point.

There will be a memorial service, but on small scale.

Photo credit.Project leader Vattenfall

14-03-2020 The removal of the wind mills.

The removal of the windmills by: Drone maar Lekker verder!

Tomorrow I will call with the projectleader of Vattenfall to discuss the possibilities.

24-02-2020 The wind mill will be removed!!??

Today we were told by Erfgoedhuis Almere (Heritage centre Almere) the Vattenfall will contact us soon.

There is a substantial possibilty that the monument will no longer excist on May 1st, this means we have to think of a suitable intermediate solution.