Soesterberg Air Force Memorial

The connection between Soesterberg and the United States Air Force

The 32nd Fighter Squadron

For 40 years at Soesterberg Airbase

Garagesales and Barbecues

From garage sales, football matches to barbecues

F-15 Eagle

Lust and burden within Soesterberg's airspace


To date a festival in Soesterberg

Our Donors

The mission of SAM is to realise a monument in the centre of Soesterberg, located on a recognised tourist cycling route (expectation of more than 10,000 visitors per year) where everyone can experience these four extraordinary decades: the period in which the presence of these Americans - with their diverse backgrounds and habits - formed such a special part of life in and around Soesterberg.
The "SAM" mission is a citizen’s initiative and in order to complete this mission we are dependent on donors. Donors who would like to be eternally connected to the memorial monument.  We can offer our donors a range of possibilities. To have their names listed now and in the future or to donate anonymously. Whether sponsoring or supporting a specific item or part of the installation, we offer our donors various opportunities.
Donors giving 30 euros and above will be listed on our website and for 100 euros your name can be permanently included on the SAM monument in the centre of Soesterberg.

If you would like to make a donation, please mail us at Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken. and we will contact you. Thanks for your support, we appreciate it very much!

Are you already listed as donor of the monument?

Publication on the website

Cees Hogervorst Dick en Paula Wels Carel Bense Gerrit van Rheenen
Cor Sukking Chris Lorraine Wim Harmsen  
Piet Taai Cynthia Wilson Ton en Lieneke Epping  

Permanent name listing on the monument:

Cor Sukking Dick en Paula Wels Carel Bense Piet Taai
Chris Lorraine Ton en Lieneke Epping Wim Harmsen  
Handelsonderneming Norma Familie Dorrestein Marijke Browning  




The monument is a citizen’s initiative and the realisation of the Soesterberg Air Force Memorial is only possible thanks to the generosity of donors. Residents, former Wolfhounds, large or small businesses, former suppliers or US companies that were once associated with this illustrious period are welcome on our donation page!


The monument will strengthen the historical connection and awareness between Soesterberg and that memorable period between 1954 and 1994; Forty years when the 32nd Fighter Squadron of USAF provided an American presence in the village of Soesterberg.


  • Mr. Rob Metz (Mayor Soest)
  • Mr. Koos Janssen (Mayor Zeist)
  • Mr. Theo Ruijs (former director Figi Zeist)


  • Mr. Christopher Lorraine (Chairman)
  • Mr. Piet Taai
  • Mr. Cor Sukking
  • Mr. Carel Bense
  • Mr. Dick Wels
  • Mr. Gerrit van Rheenen
  • Mrs. Cynthia Wilson
  • Mr. Wim Harmsen


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