Antwerp heritage

Commemorative plaque V bombs

The first V bomb over Antwerp was dropped here in this location during World War II. The plaque commemorates the bombings that ravaged the city in 1944 and 1945 respectively.

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  • The first V bomb over Antwerp landed just next to the museum
  • The first V bomb over Antwerp landed just next to the museum
  • Launch of a V2 rocket in Peenemünde (Germany) in 1943
  • The bomb-free cellar was armoured during World War II
  • Correspondence about the nuclear bunker under the Royal Museum of Fine Arts
  • This is how paintings were evacuated to the cellar