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Memorial Bomb Raids on Ede

On september 17th 2009 a memorial has been unveiled to commemorate the casualties of the bomb raids on Ede 65 years earlier. The text on the small plaque gives the information of of what happened there that day:

TO COMMEMORATE THE CASUALTIES OF THE ALLIED BOMB RAIDS ON SEPTEMBER 17TH 1944

AS PART OF OPERATION MARKET GARDEN PLAN 12 AIRCRAFT (B17 FLYING FORTRESSES) ATTACKED GERMAN TARGETS IN AND AROUND EDE

IN THE AFTERNOON 71 AIRCRAFT (B25 MITCHELLS AND A20 BOSTONS) OF THE ROYAL AIRFORCE BOMBED THE SAME TARGETS. FOUR BRITISH, ONE DUTCH AND ONE FRENCH SQUADRON WERE INVOLVED.

DUE TO NAVIGATIONAL ERRORS, BAD VISIBILITY AND IN THAT TIME LIMITED RESOURCES, A LOT OF THE BOMBS CAME DOWN IN THE PARKWEG AREA AND AROUND THE OLD CHURCH.

69 CIVILIANS DIED.


On the large plaques the names of the casualties have been inscribed.

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On September 17, 1944 at 11:41 in the morning the first bombs fell from allied aircraft in the area around the Parkweg in Ede. The bombs were intended to attack German targets on the east side of Ede, prior to the Airborne landings later that day. A second attack followed in the afternoon. A total of 71 inhabitants of Ede died as a result.

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