Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945


Monument chart: M0091
Monument Name T/R Number
Monument Lancaster W4169 T1835
Date unveiling Street City Zipcode Province
September 14, 2011 Nijbroekerweg 5 Emst 8166 KR Gelderland
The monument is an oak pillar placed in a small circle of pebbles. On the slanted top is an informative plaque attached on which the history of the commemorated crash is told.

This is monument #7 in the pillar project of the 'Broken Wing ’40-’45'Foundation', ment  to commemorate and honor people who committed themselves to the cause of winning WWII in the airwar over Vaassen. In the future a historical bicycle route will be planned along these markers related to the airwar during WWII.
In the early morning of 14 September 1942, RAF Lancaster W4169 of 44 (Rhodesian) squadron  based at Waddington was on the return from (a.o.) a bomb mission of the Focke Wulf factory in Bremen. North of Apeldoorn the aircraft fell victim to German ace Oblt. Manfred Meurer, of Stab III./NJG 1. The bomber crashed on a farmland near Emst, there was no chance for the crew to bale out at safe height. Only flight engineer  A.L. Goodyer survived; he became POW and returned home after the war ended. His fallen comrads are buried at the General Cemetery in Epe.