494. The Raid at Anna Jacobapolder

494. The Raid at Anna Jacobapolder

22-01-1945 - 23-01-1945

Sluisweg, Sint Philipsland, The Netherlands
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494. The Raid at Anna Jacobapolder

After the liberation of the inundated St. Philipsland on November 5, 1944, the Allied Troops stood on guard on the coast across from Schouwen-Duiveland. From the water tower at the dike, the enemy could be observed. The Germans wanted to get away from that ideal observation point as quickly as possible.

On the night trom January 22nd to January 23rd, 1945, about 50 Gerrnan paratroopers snowsuits climb over the Zijpe and carry out an attack. At the farm house "Court Rumoirt, at the Langeweg a gunfight breaks out. Three Polish, two British and one Dutch military group commander Piet Adventure, all loose their lives. There is also one civilian casualty. The tower is blown up at around midnight that evening. 

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Sluisweg, Sint Philipsland - GPS code N51.645528, E4.110056

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494. The Raid at Anna Jacobapolder

On the night trom January 22nd to January 23rd, 1945, about 50 Gerrnan paratroopers snowsuits climb over the Zijpe and carry out an attack. At the farm...

Sluisweg, Sint Philipsland, The Netherlands

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