News just in from the appeal for a memorial near the spot on the Dutch coast where Melvin Young’s AJ-A was shot down returning from the Dams Raid, early in the morning of Monday 17 May 1943.
Local organiser Jan van Dalen has announced that the appeal has now raised over €4600, and that a local stonemason has been commissioned. The unveiling of the memorial will take place at 11.00 am local time on Friday 18 May 2018, at Castricum aan Zee. The ceremony is near the beach entrance and relatives of the crew, donors, members of 617 Squadron Association and members of the public are all welcome at the unveiling.
The crew are buried in the nearby Bergen General Cemetery for any attendees who want to go on to the cemetery to pay their respects.