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4 augustus 2017 by

Son of a WWII paratrooper became a US navy pilot

By Sjef Kusters. His father William was killed in action on September 17, 1944 near the Dutch castle Heeswijk, but in spite…

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23 juli 2017 by

Grave adoption now listed in inventory of Immaterial Cultural Inheritance

The adoption of American war graves in Margraten has been included in the Dutch national inventory of Immaterial Cultural Inheritance. The Dutch national inventory…

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5 juli 2017 by

Americans pleasantly surprised by very young adopters

She was very surprised and moved, the 80-year- old American Ruth Schnell when on June 24 she arrived at the American cemetery in…

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31 mei 2017 by

Adoption concert in community center Margraten

On Saturday May 27, the evening before Memorial Day 2017, the American flag was raised in front of community center Oos Heim…

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12 april 2017 by

Family visits SSgt Francis J. Hanner in Margraten, Netherlands

On Tuesday April 11 2017 the bus driver forgets to stop at the American Cemetery in Margraten. His American passengers…

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11 april 2017 by

Newsletter april 2017

The newsletter for april 2017 is now available. Click here to read this newsletter and earlier editions.

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8 december 2016 by

The Last Flight of John Hascall

On the website of the Michigan Tech University an article appeared about John Hascall written by Scott Balyo. On the 29th…

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14 oktober 2016 by

Joan Coleman’s first visit to her brother “Eddie” in Margraten

On December 22 1943 the B-24 of bombardier 2 Lt Edwin Jacobsen exploded mid-air above the Northsea between the Netherlands and England….

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25 augustus 2016 by

Dutch family adopted grave of Pfc Charles A. Rocchio since 1946

Elena M. Rocchio was 14 years old when her eldest brother Charles was killed on the 24th of November 1944 near…

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7 juli 2016 by

A thousand letters home

When Aarol W. Bud “Irish” passed away in Michigan in 2006 his daughter Teresa found a green army box filled with…

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