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Poortvliet V-1 slachtoffers

3 March 1945

On 3 March 1945 at two o’clock in the afternoon, a V-1 hit the village of Poortvliet. It exploded on Smidsstraat on the triangle with Zuidelijke Achterweg and Stoofstraat just in front of the house of G.K. Krijger. Ten houses were in ruins and about 20 became uninhabitable. The bomb made a crater of eight meters in diameter. This explosion resulted in four deaths, and several people were injured. The number of victims could have been much higher if everyone would already have returned from evacuation.

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