Apart from the fact that the museum seeks to honour the allied aviators who gave their lives for our freedom, this permanent exhibition gives a picture of the technical side of aerial warfare between 1940 and 1945.
The English, American and German airforces operated a wide variety of different types of aircraft during the war. In our exhibition space you can see parts of some of these – which came down in the Achterhoek – such as aircraft engines, propellers, landing gear, parts of wings, oxygen tanks and cockpit instruments. You can also see items that were on board at the time the planes came down, such as flying equipment, navigation material (flight charts), on-board weapons, aircraft ammunition and radio sets.
The museum was first opened to the public in May 1981 after 10 years of research and preparation.