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 can be visited on appointment only. Please contact


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.