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THE AIR WAR OVER TEXEL

During the Second World War Heavy bombers took off from British airports to bomb Germany’s major cities and its war industry. Texel was on the approach route, and the white Badhotel on a high dune near De Koog was a useful beacon. American USAAF planes flew mainly by day, with those of the British RAF at night. Some nights more than a thousand aircraft passed overhead, attacked by German night fighters and the anti-aircraft guns on Texel and Vlieland and in Den Helder.

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VICTIMS

Many aircraft were hit and crashed, on and around Texel. The crew members who died were buried at the Algemene Begraafplaats (general cemetery) in Den Burg – some 167 airmen from the UK, Canada, New Zealand and Australia, 44 of them never identified. The victims were reburied in large American cemeteries elsewhere in the Netherlands after the war.

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TRACKING DOWN NEXT-0F-KIN

Texel resident and museum volunteer Bram van Dijk has been tracing relatives since 1985 – with success. Many families have visited the island, and its Aviation & War Museum since its foundation in 1996. The museum holds many personal belongings donated by family members, including a range of decorations, and the uniform of a fallen aviator. The museum also devotes significant attention to the air war over Texel, with the emphasis on the often very young crew members aboard the aircraft.

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THEMES IN OUR MUSEUM

AVIATION & WAR MUSEUM TEXEL

Postweg 126
1795 JS
De Cocksdorp (Texel)
Tel: 0222-311689

OPENING HOURS 2022

From Monday 4 April to Sunday 30 October daily from 10 am to 5 pm

  • Tickets are available at the counter, reservation is not necessary
  • Adults € 6.50
  • Children from 6 to 12 years € 4.50
  • Surcharge for 3D audio tour bunker De Vlijt € 3.50

3D AUDIO TOUR BUNKER DE VLIJT

  • Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm
  • Only in combination with a simultaneous museum visit
  • Duration maximum 1.5 hours including the walk there and back
  • Arrive well in advance for explanations, and capacity is limited

Together with an employee of the museum you walk to the bunker opposite the museum. In the bunker you will be taken into the conversations that took place there during the 2 most crucial days of the Georgian Uprising. In a timeline, Jetty Bakker also tells her memories of the war on Texel and about her work for the Georgians. You will receive an explanatory handout in advance with a description of the dire circumstances in which the Georgian soldiers found themselves during those days. The 3D audio tour can be done in both Dutch and German.

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