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Information Sign Ryszard Lewczynski

On October 16, 1944 the Spitfire of Ryszard Lewczynski of the Polish 317 Squadron crashed on this location. After it was hit by German Flak the Pole left his plane with his parachute. On the ground he was arrested by the Germans and taken to Gorinchem. His further fate is unknown. While the unmanned Spitfire crashed father Bart van der Meijden and his daughters Leentje en Mijntje died.

This information board is part of the WW2-route across the Lingewaal municipality. This route starts at the WW2 & Aviators Museum Rivierenland at the Vuren Fortress and contains six locations where allied aircraft crashed down or made an emergency landing.

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