Memorial

WW2 Escape WW2 Escape

Plaque: WW2 Escape

Here, under the German occupation, 1 March 1943,
Jean Hufkens
Lucien Jansen
Frans Lissens
Raymond Portmans
escaped from St Gilles prison to rejoin the free forces.

They were helped by Paul Jansen

National Union of Wartime Escapes.

Original inscription:

ICI
SOUS L’OCCUPATION ALLEMANDE
LE 1er. MARS 1943
Jean HUFKENS
Lucien JANSEN
Frans LISSENS
Raymond PORTMANS

S’EVADERENT DE LA PRISON DE St. GILLES
POUR REJOINDRE LES FORCES LIBRES

Ils furent aidés par Paul Jansen

UNION NATIONALE DES EVADES DE GUERRE

You may think the plaque does not appear in the site photograph - it’s hiding in the deep shadow cast by the turret.

Site: WW2 Escape (1 memorial)

1060, avenue de la Jonction, to the left of no.39

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