Memorial

Bombed police barracks Bombed police barracks

Plaque: Bombed police barracks

Baron Jean Greindl
Lieutenant Parachutist, Leopold Vande Meerssche
Louis Pelet
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were imprisoned by the Germans in these barracks, in violation of the rules of international law and here they perished during the bombardment of 7 September 1943.

Remember their devotion to their king and country. Pray for them...

Original inscription:

LE BARON JEAN GREINDL
LE LIEUTENANT PARACHUTISTE
LEOPOLD VANDE MEERSSCHE
LOUIS PELET
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ONT ETE EMPRISONNES PAR LES
ALLEMANDS DANS CETTE CASERNE,
EN VIOLATION DES REGLES DU DROIT
INTERNATIONAL ET Y ONT PERI, LORS
DU BOMBARDEMENT DU 7-9-1943.

SOUVENEZ VOUS
DE LEUR DEVOUEMENT AU ROI
ET A LA PATRIE.
“PRIEZ POUR EUX..

Due to the presence of two barracks and Etterbeek railway station this area was bombarded heavily by the Anglo-American forces on 7 September 1943 at about 9.15 am. Ixelles alone suffered over 200 dead.

Site: Bombed police barracks (1 memorial)

1050, ave de la Couronne, la caserne de la Gendarmerie, 227

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