Memorial Piet Kerssens Den Bosch

In the wall of the Wilhelmina Bridge is this stone plaque in memory of Piet Kerssens. Piet Kerssens perished during the liberation of 's-Hertogenbosch. Piet was shot by a German sniper on the Wilhelmina bridge, while he was walking with a Red Cross flag in his hand towards a wounded British soldier that he wanted to help. Piet was seriously injured and was transported to a field hospital in Rosmalen. He died the following day in the field hospital.

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Source

  • Text: Paul Moerenhout
  • Photos: TracesOfWar.com