When I, Menno Polderman, was twelve years old,
my grandfather told me about an old pilotjacket
he had found during the Second World War.
Willem Gerardus Sonke - as my grandfather was
called - took the jacket on the spot where a day
earlier a US plane had crashed in his former
The family is still has two badges that were on
itself is gone.
Willem had to bring the jacket to a police station, probably
in Goes, to return it to the Germans. I was
impressed by the story.
never told more about the subject, not even to
All they knew about it is where and when he had found the jacket.
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