Historical publication Lancaster crash

11 December 2023

On March 20, 1945, a Lancaster bomber crashed just outside the village centre of Nieuwdorp. On October 27, Hans van Dam, a volunteer at the Liberation Museum Zeeland, presented a book about it, entitled “PB667; My research into a Lancaster crash and the evolution of Bomber Command”.

The book completes his search for the cause and background of the crash. The book is written on a tiered model. The author takes the reader on his search for the flight and its crew members. He describes the history of RAF Bomber Command and zooms in more deeply on techniques used during the strategic air war. He tells something about the lives of the crew members and describes the fatal flight through documents, interviews and letters from witnesses. In this way, the book is not only a historical document but also a reference work.

The book contains 116 pages and is produced in a hardcover edition. An English edition will be published by the end of March 2024. Thanks in part to a contribution from the Hurgronje Family Fund, the retail price of both editions is less than 20 euros. All proceeds from the book will be used for the maintenance of the monument to the PB667 on Baconstraat in Nieuwdorp, unveiled in 2013.

The book is on sale exclusively at the Zeeland Liberation Museum in Nieuwdorp.

Monument PB667
The memorial for the PB667 at the Baconstreet in Nieuwdorp
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