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12:54 22-12-2021
Dag Ben,

Ik zie op de website een foto van mijn moeder staan op het Laurentiusplein. Samen met Wiel Hermans en Leni Wesley, en anderen. (staat in het stukje over Leon Wesley). Heb je die foto ook in het echt en kan ik daar een goeie kopie van laten maken of heb je hem digitaal?
Wat een mooie site overigens. Zeer uitgebreid hoor! Top gedaan. Groet!
21:11 13-07-2021
Hi Ben; I just ran across your site while researching Maj. Gen. Maurice Rose. I write bi-weekly blogs and the general will be the subject of one of the August 2021 blogs. I appreciate you allowing the images to be used and I will follow your instructions. You can visit us at www.stewross.com. I will be publishing my fifth book on Paris history shortly. It deals with the German occupation of Paris. Hope you enjoy it. STEW
23:38 09-06-2021
My name is Carol Dykstra von Glan. My father was Joel Dykstra whose story is on this website. I found it quite by accident. My cousin, Janna Dykstra Smith, did the story on my dad's war history. He didn't talk about his war stories until later in life and then did do " talks "to several organizations. He made the toys that are in the article. He lost his right hand in a corn picker accident in 1965, so making these toys were a challenge fr him. He did have a hook which he became very adapt to difficult situations. He farmed and milked cows even after he lost his arm, plus the wound in his left ankle still affected his life. He died in 2006 at the age of 85.
02:24 05-06-2021
My Great Uncle was Howard L. Bell. KIA on 11/7/1944. He was a mechanic. He did receive the Bronze Star for his actions from D-day to his death. I was fortunate to visit his grave site at Henri-Chapelle in Belgium. Unfortunately, he did not have children so I have adopted him. I have a copy of a letter from a Frenchman who met Howard when his tank stalled close to his home. He considered Howard a great friend and celebrated with his comrades for their liberation. Thank you for your website.
18:02 28-02-2021
Beste Ben,

we find your website great, we also adopted 3 graves at Margrate and your website was linked on our old site.
We now made a brand new website which you can find on
https://rdstichting.wixsite.com/vov45/

we hope you will link our site too, but this is no must.

You did a great job on your site

best regards

RDS webteam Toon Franken
13:32 06-02-2021
Alle Oorlogsgraven Ysselsteyn staan online.
https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2346270/deutscher-soldatenfriedhof-ysselsteyn

Mvg,
Fred.
19:13 31-12-2020
During the pandemic I've been unpacking old family items long in storage and have uncovered many items related to my uncle Robert C. Jarvis's service with the 743rd Company B. Is there a way to post photographs?
23:47 20-12-2020
My Uncle, Gilchrist C. Booth, was a replacement gunner with Baker Company of the 743rd Tank Battalion. He received the Silver Star for his actions during the Battle of the Rhineland in a small town in Belgium. He was nominated by his Company Commander, Captain Ubbes, in saving the life of a tank commander after they were hit with an artillery shell just before dawn.

I am also involved with an organization, "Stories Behind The Stars" which researches the Fallen Soldiers of WWII and publishes their stories so they are not forgotten. My Uncle's story can be seen here: https://www.fold3.com/page/653606274-gilchrist-c-booth/stories

Thank you for providing this valuable service.
20:29 11-11-2020
My father Orval Awalt Durm was a tanker in the 743rd
Tennessee native
01:08 10-11-2020
Great job keeping the memory of these men alive. My great uncle George (Joseph) B. Thivierge served in the 643rd, HQ. Thankfully we still have his BS medal citation. Thank you.
11:32 05-07-2020
Thank you for your research and information. Heerlen is my fathers hometown - he was 16 when the German Army came through and occupied them. He emigrated to Australia in 1950.
03:46 28-06-2020
I had never seen a photo of my grandfather in the service before I found this website. Thank you so much. If anyone has more info on 643 Company B, I would appreciate it. Robert Torok.
10:34 07-06-2020
Hallo BenSavelkoul,
Graag even contact ivm gebruik foto's en navraag.
Met vriendelijke groet,
Pascalle Hamers
22:20 25-05-2020
My dad was SSgt. William “Buddy” Locker. I’m the first of his five sons. Thank you for all the work you’ve put into this.
21:06 25-05-2020
Thank you for your part in "KEEPING THE FAITH".
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