The Memorial at Rijswijk, Holland
For "Lil Max"
Downed September 26, 1944
Dedicated September 26, 2009

English translation of the memorial:

446 BOMB GROUP
UNITED STATES ARMY AIR FORCE
VLUCHT 648

 

446 BOMB GROUP
UNITED STATES ARMY AIR FORCE
VLUCHT 648

TERUGKEREND VAN
EEN BOMBARDEMENTSVLUCHT
OP 26 SEPEMBER 1944 OM 17.20 UUR
OP DEZE PLAATS NEERGESTORT.


WHILE RETURNING FROM A BOMBING MISSION ON 26 SEPTEMBER 1944 CRASHED AT THIS LOCATION AT 17:20 HOURS.

LIBERTOR B-24 J 42

 

LIBERATOR B-24 J 42

TER NAGEDACHTENIS AAN
DE BEMANNINGSLEDEN
DIE DIT NIET OVERLEEFDEN


IN COMMEMORATION OF THE CREWMEMBERS WHO DID NOT SURVIVE

THOMAS H. GILL
2/LT PILOT 24 JAAR

 

THOMAS H. GILL
2/LT PILOT 24 YEARS OLD
WILLIAM G. RAYNER
1/LT CO PILOT 24 JAAR
WILLIAM G. RAYNER
1/LT CO-PILOT 24 YEARS OLD

From a local newspaper:

RIJSWIJKS MEMORIAL FOR BOMBER

Saturday 26 September 2009, 13:27

RIJSWIJK – On Saturday a memorial will be unveiled dedicated to an American B24-J Liberator-bomber, which crashed in September 1944 in the neighborhood.

Two crewmembers were killed. The were shot by the Germans. The memorial will be composed of a stone with an erected propeller blade.

The aircraft Lil’Max with eleven men on board returned from bombing a railway-yard in the German town of Hamm. It was shot at and crashed in a pasture behind the then-existing farm ‘Op Hoop van Zegen’.

The crewmembers had bailed out by that time.