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#3276338 - 04/21/11 06:08 PM Off to Texel !  
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- yeah, who cares, who am I ..... I thought it would give these forum a nice human touch and may cool down things a bit to let you know that I have a week off and me and my family (5 and a dog) is off to the nice netherlandinian island of Texel (maps.ggogle.com:Textel). Nice dutch people in a charming dutch landscape. Beer and Frikandeln.

So be nice an wish me a good time. Can't wait to see the sea ... and yes, I will miss COD , which is without any doubt buggy, premature, ill conceived, a real provocation but utterly fascinating and the best BOB recreation since, well BOB ... once ironed out.

So, happy Eastern to all of you and in about 7 days I will be back keeping the bodycount and helping to clear up the battlefields here...

Michael.

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#3276348 - 04/21/11 06:20 PM Re: Off to Texel ! [Re: DocW]  
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#3276627 - 04/22/11 01:28 AM Re: Off to Texel ! [Re: DocW]  
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I hope you have a fun trip.


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#3276636 - 04/22/11 01:48 AM Re: Off to Texel ! [Re: DocW]  
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#3276827 - 04/22/11 08:52 AM Re: Off to Texel ! [Re: DocW]  
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You should check out Texel's WWII history,there are several sites where bombers chrashed,and the airfield was used by the Luftwaffe...i just returned from a weekend,and during a walk stumbled upon a small remembrance site where a Beaufighter crashed,a trip before came across a site where a Lanc crashed...on the airfield itself there's a crashed Me-110 engine.

http://www.waddenindeoorlog.nl/no_cache/...5D=bommenwerper

#3276831 - 04/22/11 09:01 AM Re: Off to Texel ! [Re: DocW]  
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Went to Zeeland (Veere, Middelburg, Deurne) in the Netherlands last weekend myself, really lovely in the sun, enjoy!


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#3276926 - 04/22/11 12:52 PM Re: Off to Texel ! [Re: DocW]  
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Beer and Frikandeln.



Yeah, yeah.. like we don't know the *real* reason for going to Holland ... biggrin


Have fun, and make sure to order thoes Frikandeln as "Special" (Ketchup, Mayo, onions)... yum, yum.


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#3277944 - 04/23/11 03:14 PM Re: Off to Texel ! [Re: DocW]  
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I'll be on Texel next weekend. I'll see if I can visit sites of interest, family and weather permitting. biggrin

#3278400 - 04/24/11 08:55 AM Re: Off to Texel ! [Re: DocW]  
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I fly there every now and then, have to admit it is my least favorite of the frisian isles. Its basically just a polder in the waddensea. I prefer Terschelling or Vlieland!

#3278405 - 04/24/11 09:24 AM Re: Off to Texel ! [Re: DocW]  
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Have a Great Safe Trip and a Happy Easter !
Bring us back some nice pics !
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#3278617 - 04/24/11 05:26 PM Re: Off to Texel ! [Re: sascha]  
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Originally Posted By: sascha
Yeah, yeah.. like we don't know the *real* reason for going to Holland ... biggrin





Oh yeah the Hash trays. To each his own but I prefer to enjoy a vacation with a clear mind.


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#3283952 - 05/01/11 07:58 AM Re: Off to Texel ! [Re: the Dutchman]  
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Originally Posted By: the Dutchman
You should check out Texel's WWII history,there are several sites where bombers chrashed,and the airfield was used by the Luftwaffe...i just returned from a weekend,and during a walk stumbled upon a small remembrance site where a Beaufighter crashed,a trip before came across a site where a Lanc crashed...on the airfield itself there's a crashed Me-110 engine.

http://www.waddenindeoorlog.nl/no_cache/...5D=bommenwerper


If I had known before, I would have planned it in our trip. The AirMuseum is exceptionally great, and the Texel airport quite impressive.
Well anyway, I can offer you this:

A Bf 110 engine out of the northern sea



and we found a memorial site of a downed B17:






in effect (sorry for my bad dutch), the B17 was scheduled from Norfolk to bomb the Kiel Submarinbase, but due to a technical defect it had to jettison its ordnance over Heligoland.
It was then hit over Texel (Flak?). From the 10 airmen three took their chutes, but one sadly got stuck with the airframe.
Only two survivors. In the museum, the sad little stories of many aircrews crashed or ditched on or near Texel are displayed. Really worth a longer visit.

Oh, well, finally, two of my companions (in Holland, you ride a bicycle most of the time):

Back,

Michael.







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