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Herdenkingsmonument Avro Lancaster

Avro Lancaster

On the night of 16-17 June 1943, a British Lancaster bomber of the 156 Squadron RAF explodes above the Tuinwijk neighbourhood.

Four crew members perish while three others are taken as prisoners of war.

In addition, the crash causes the death of two civilians. 

This memorial by local artist Bertro is unveiled in 1996.



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He was also well known among all Lier’s clubs and...


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Acaciaplein, Tuinwijk neighbourhood


Opening times

1 November to 31 March
Monday to Friday: 9.00 - 12.30 & 13.30 - 16.30

1 April to 31 October
Monday to Friday: 9.00 - 16.30
Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays: 9.00 - 12.30 & 13.00 - 16.00

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