Dixie Flyer Crash – Ballum, Netherlands - Atlas Obscura

Dixie Flyer Crash

Ballum, Netherlands

Found in the waddenzee, this propeller has been put on public display as a reminder of the Second World War.  

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On September 12, 1944 a B-24 liberator called the “Dixie Flyer” crashed 500 meters south of this location in the Netherlands. At the time there were nine crew members on board. Five of the crew members survived the crash, while the other four died on impact. They were buried in the graveyard of Nes. 

On November 10, 2001, Lt. Kenneth E, “Sam” Webster, the captain of the Dixie Flyer, unveiled this monument as a reminder of his fallen crew members and as a reminder of the war. 

Know Before You Go

When driving or cycling from Hollum, the memorial is on the right side of the road. Be careful as there are no parking spots.

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