|Monument Name||T/R Number|
|Monument Halifax W1113||T1657|
|June 30, 2002||Dwarsvaartweg 18||Noordwolde||8391 MH||Friesland|
The monument in Noordwolde comprises a boulder that was taken from the crashsite of RAF Halifax bomber MK II W1113 LQ-G. At the foot of the boulder lay eight small boulders. The big boulder symbolizes the crashed Halifax, the eight small boulders represent the eight crew members who perished in the crash.
The monument was erected in memory of the eight Allied airmen who lost their lives on June 30, 1942. Their Halifax Mk II W1113 LQ-G belonged to RCAF 405 sqn, based at Pocklington , and had taken off at 11:01 p.m. on a bomb mission to Bremen. It was attacked by German nightfighters above Frederiksoord, was hit by officer R. Sigmund of Stab II./NJG 2 and caught fire. The burning Halifax dropped a number of heavy bombs in the vicinity of Oosterstreek and tried to make an emergency landing just outside Noordwolde. Before that could happen, the aircraft exploded above the Dwarsvaartweg.