Memorial plane crash WW-2 in the Laarstraat in Someren
On Saturday, June 19, 2021, a monument was unveiled by the Wehrmachthuisje Someren-Heide Foundation in the Laarstraat in Someren-Eind. This memorial is dedicated to the victims of a plane crash on 23 April 1944 in that area.
A Halifax Mk III had taken off from RAF Leconfield and dropped its bombs over Düsseldorf. On the way back to its base, the aircraft was attacked by a German night fighter. The aircraft caught fire and broke into pieces. One of the crew members survived the crash and was captured by the Germans. The other seven crew members did not survive the crash.
The design and implementation of the monument is a collaboration between Blood, Sweat and Steel in Someren-Heide and the Wehrmachthuisje Foundation Someren-Heide.