Memorial Wellington BJ603

This formed into a monument boulder, which is a reminder of the crew members of a British bomber which crashed here in the woods at Lierop on the 12th of August 1942. The fallen crew members are:

Sergeant Morris, William Richard (20 years old)
Sergeant Moss, Robert William (23 years old)
Sergeant Murray, Donald Emslie (22 years old)
Sergeant Pearl, John Alister (22 years old)
Pilot Officer Taylor, Charles Frederick (32 years old)

They are all burried at the civilian cemetery in Eindhoven (Woensel). The bomber (and her crew members) belonged to the English 156 Squadron.

How to get there:

Drive from Lierop to Someren on the Somerenseweg, then take a right turn into the Vaarsehoef. After which you take the curve to the right into the Vaarsehoefweg. The monument is at about 100 meters on the right side of the road.

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  • Text: Jeroen Koppes
  • Photos: Chris van Seggelen