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Stirling BK716, remembered

This impressive– and haunting– monument was unveiled last week in Almere, Holland, for the seven aircrew who lost their lives in the crash of Short Stirling Bomber BK716 HA-J of No. 218 (Gold Coast) Squadron (RAF) after a mission to Berlin during World War ll.

The monument is partly made with the engine of the bomber that was salvaged from the Markermeer.

Picture by: Embassy of Canada to the Netherlands

More on BK716 and the recovery of her crewmen last year, below.