Flowers for airmen Flight HE154
77 years ago, Flight HE154 was shot down above Diemen and her crew was killed. Today the Historic Society Diemen remembered those brave men by laying some flowers at their graves at Ooster Begraafplaats in Amsterdam. Lets not forget !
UNVEILING OF MONUMENT HE154 POSTPONED TILL LATER NOTICE !!!!
It is now quit certain that we have found the definitive location of our monument. It will be in one of the bunkers of Diemer Fort. This location is the nearerst to the crash location.
Due to COVID-19 (CORONA) We have to postponed the planned the unveiling at Sunday June 14 , 2020 .
Dutch Remembrance Day 2019
For many years now the Dutch Remembrance Ceremony was respectfully organized by the Royal Air Forces Association (1077) Amsterdam Branch at 4 May 2019 at the Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery. Among the guests we saw Mrs. Femke Halsema, Mayor of Amsterdam, and many officials of the Allied Forces and governments.
Representatives of the Diemen Historical Society payed their respect to F/sgt. Fletcher Green, F/sgt. Kenneth Fletcher, F/sgt. Edward Milliken, F/sgt. Frank Mell and Sgt. Arthur Jones (RAF), the brave 'Crew 49' members of the 466 (RAAF) Squadron who lost their lives on 12 June 1943 at the crash of their Wellington HE 154 at Diemen near Amsterdam.
Visit Australian Ambassade
At March 29, 2019 a delegation of Historic Society Diemen and Committee Diemen 1940-1945 visited the Ambassador of Australia in The Netherlands, Mr. Matthew E.K. Neuhaus. The ambassador was very interested in the story of the plane and his crew and supports our plan to put up a monument for them
left to right;
Josje Kronenberg, comité Diemen 1940-1945; Australische Ambassadeur Matthew E.K. Neuhaus; Ad Saan, chairman Historische Kring Diemen; Frits Reurekas, eyewitness and responseble for salvation of the engine in 1985; Wiard Krook, Historische Kring Diemen, writer of the history of Wellington HE154
(foto Australian embassy The Netherlands)