Airgunnersroom

Since 2006 there is some space in "De Meerpaal" in Dronten where you can see a permanent exposition about the Airgunners. This way the community of Dronten will respectfully remember the died airmen, and the story about the Airgunners will be captured for the future.
The exposition shows artifacts the Airgunners donated to the municipality of Dronten since 1975. This with thanks for the hospitality the Airgunners experienced in Dronten. The exposition includes photo's, paintings, statues, glaswork, pennons and much more. In "De Meerpaal" one can see a part of the collection.

The airgunnersroom is open on every Wednesday in even weeks from 10.00 till 12.00 o′clock. The available boardmember(s) and other volunteers can give you more information by then. It′s also possible to make an appointment to visit the airgunnersroom; please contact informatieaanvraag@4meiherdenkingdronten.nl.

 

On the 3rd of May 2012, our airgunners were told that later that year another room would be in use.

 

On the 14th of May 2012, an agreement has been signed between “Stichting 4 Mei Herdenking Dronten” and “Stichting De Meerpaal” about the use of the ”Atrium” room.       

 

 

 

 

The official opening of the “Airgunnersroom” took place on the 21st of March 2013. Amongst the invited people were:

  • the Mayor and the Aldermen;
  • mr. G. Zwanenburg, retired salvage officer of the Royal Netherlands Air Force,
  • mr. R. Kuiper, retired farmer of the "Rijksdienst IJsselmeerPolders". 

Also the first maps of the crashroute were presented.

You can enter the "Online" exposition by clicking on the below Standard.