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Graves Civilian Casualties Koewacht

This cemetery contains a grave with the victims of an V-2 impact. The text on this grave from left to right can be translated as follows:
Arthur A
28 - 1 - 1922
24 - 2 - 1945

Pray for
The soul of
van Goethem
husband of
Maria Boret
Born at Koewacht
6 March 1914
Died there
24 Feb 1945

Pray for the soul of
the late
de Schepper
married to
Celina Geers
Born at Koewacht
11 Sept. 1905
Died there
24 feb 1945

To our beloved
Daughter of
C.de Schepper
and C.Geers
born 6 Oct. 1937
dec. 24 Feb. 1945
Rest in peace.

Picture nr 2 shows a piece of the V2. It is a part of the exhaust jet pipe of the engine, the rings are the fuel lines. Fuel was injected through the narrow protrusions as can be distinguished on the picture.
The remains of this V2 are located next to the graves.

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  • Text: Mia van den Berg
  • Photos: Arjan Vrieze