Museum Airbase Deelen
(Netherlands, the - Guelders - Deelen)
Airport Deelen has a interesting history. The German Luftwaffe Redid the simple gras lane from the thirties to a big night hunter basis. Fliegerhorst Deelen was in fact the birthground of the German Nacht Jagd Geschwader 1. The exposition in the museum shows the development of the Airforce base since wartime by various of interesting photo's and objects from the collections of DAEG-members (Dutch Aircraft Examination Group) and gifts from the local community and ex-Airforce staf members. The museum has three different expositions.
War in the Air 1939-1945
During the second World War about 7.500 planes has crashed on Dutch soil. Thousands of aviators got hurt of being killed under dramatic circumstances.
The exposition Gilderborne shows interesting parts and reconstructions of the American Waco Glider and the British Horsa and Hamilcar Gliders.
This part of the museum is dedicated to the heroic nightly Airwar which developed above our country in 1941. The exposition shows the development of this new weapon by showings tactics that were used by the Allies and Germans and the development of the radar.
For current visiting hours, please visit the website of the museum.
- Text: Barry van Veen
- Photos: Barry van Veen
Address and contactinformation
- Hoenderloseweg 10, Gebouw 20
6816 SW Deelen
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Point of interest
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- Grave Civilian Casualty Driel
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