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Old 08-04-2000, 06:00 PM
Jaap Woortman Jaap Woortman is offline
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An interesting part of the total amount of museums in the Netherlands are the "Traditiekamers" or traditionrooms at the airfields of the Royal Dutch Air Force, the private owned crashmuseums and the local museums.
The "Traditiekamers" are museums runned by people, mostly members of the Air Force, who give a good idea of the history of the local airbase. Known to me are now "Traditiekamers" at Leeuwarden, Twente, Gilze-Rijen and Volkel airbase. All operational airbases of the Air Force. Because these airbases have all been used as Luftwaffe bases we can find a lot information about this period at these museums. As soon as I have more detailed information about the collections I will share it with you. We can expect that also the Royal Dutch Naval Air Force bases will have their "Traditiekamers".
The private owned crashmuseums can be found at several places in the Netherlands. The are runned by private organisations of people who are interested in the airwar over the Netherlands and their neighbours during World War II. Their intention is to solve the mysteries of guys "Missing in action" from both sides. During their research and excavations they collect information and pieces from the crashed planes. When the job is finished successful or unsuccessful the result of the digging in information and ground is going to be displayed in their museums.
The local museums are museums giving a survey about local history. They are not always 100% dedicated to the Airwar, but in many cases give information about this period.
At none of the above mentioned museums you will find complete Luftwaffe airplanes. Below I will give information about all these museums as soon it is available.

Jaap
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