It had also great impact on the local population because the fight and the crash of this B-17G was seen by a large number of people of the surrounding villages. The injured crew were taken care of by people living nearby, where the human suffering of the war was very clear to be seen. Later, the remains of 2 crewmembers, Harland V. Sunde and Doyle C. McCutchen, were taken from the river Lek and almost 12 years later, during the salvage of the plane, they were confronted again with this crash, because the remains of John F. Healy were found. An event in which soldiers from overseas fought for our freedom, so that we won't forget them.
To realize a fitting memorial for the crewmembers of this B-17G 'Mission Belle', we need finances and hope for your support. To achieve our goal, we approach local and provincial authorities, special funds, companies and private persons.
If you would like to
support this unique and special
project, you can send your donation to the bank account number of
the foundation below:
|Bank Account Number or IBAN:||NL57 INGB 0007 4526 68|
|In the name of:||Mission Belle Stichting B-17G Memorial|
2957 CG Nieuw-Lekkerland
|Bank Identifier Code (BIC):||INGBNL2A|
|Adress ING (for foreign operations):||ING Bank NV
P.O. Box 1800
1000 BV Amsterdam