It was also the plane which was lost in Holland when they were shot down! So… 2 months later the plane was in pieces lying in the field of a farm owned by the Jansma family.
In the words of Romke Smidt, the Chief of Police in Ferwerderadeel:
“We established that there were no civilian casualties and there was no injury to cattle in the surrounding fields. There was no material damage to any building, but the fields in question were severely damaged, in particular, one owned by Willem Jansma at Blija where the aircraft actually came down. This field has been put out of action for the rest of the summer.
We were able to leave the scene of the crash after sufficient personnel of the Wehrmacht had arrived.”
I also like to imagine that dad was one of those who are shown on the ground around the plane… I wonder!