Members of the armed groups
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Members of the armed groups

People who played a role during WW2 in and around Valkenburg. Most of them appear in the resistance story about Valkenburg. In that case, click on More in our story Resistance in Valkenburg next to that name.
This list is far from being complete.



Memorial stone for the resistance people Coenen and Francotte

† ✡ † Jews Holocaust Allied soldiers USA RAF NL sold Verzet initial resistance L.O. K.P. municipality local contacts couriers occasional resistance Gr. Smit people in hiding Valkenburg+ Valkenburg Berg en Terblijt Schin op Geul IJzeren Sibbe Margraten Houthem-St.Gerlach Geulhem Hulsberg Houthem Klimmen Meerssen Heerlen police priests NSB / NSDAP


The K.P. or knokploeg was the combat team of the L.O. The South Limburg fight teams have joined together into one group. They had their headquarters on the farm of C.J.H. Janssen in Ulestraten. Their task, apart from a few sabotage actions, was not military but support for people in hiding such as providing ration stamps etc.8 pers.
Berckel, van
Karel C.
∗ 1892-08-19
Delft
† 1944-09-05
Kamp Vught
L.O. - K.P. - Heerlen - war victim - Surgeon and chef de clinique at the St. Jozef hospital in Heerlen. He was one of those who created there an important resistance center and the beginning of the LO in the Heerlen district, from where the connection with Valkenburg was also made. Like almost all people of the Limburg L.O. he was a …
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This person also appears on the list of fallen resistance members in the resistance memorial on the Cauberg
https://oorlogsgravenstichting.nl/persoon/9721/karel-clemens-van-berckel
https://www.nmkampvught.nl/biografieen/1125/
Coenen,
Sjeng
∗ 1915-01-10
Simpelveld
† 1944-09-05
Valkenburg
L.O. - K.P. - person in hiding - war victim - Former subdistrictleader of Simpelveld. Cammaert: “After the betrayal of Wittem, J.H. Coenen from Simpelveld and W.J. Francotte from Vaals, who had worked for the illegal magazine Je Maintiendrai in Amsterdam until the summer of 1944, joined the KP. They participated in the raid on the …
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This person also appears on the list of fallen resistance members in the resistance memorial on the Cauberg
https://warsage.nl/levensverhalen/sjeng-coenen/
Corbey,
George
∗ 1924-10-19
Valkenburg
† 1988-11-21
K.P. - Valkenburg - survivor - He was the third member of the KP (fight team) Valkenburg. The KPs in South Limburg were later merged, headquarters in Ulestraten. Even Sittard cooperated, although they did not participate in the merger. The KP of Sittard had stolen a German Wehrmacht car in a garage, along with a few barrels of …
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Crasborn,
Jacobus Reinier Peter
Jacques
∗ 1916-04-12
Ittervoort
† 1987-11-26
Heerlen
K.P. - survivor - Jacques Crasborn, from Ittervoort, decided after four years of high school to study for mine surveyor. On January 1, 1940, he was employed in this profession at the Oranje Nassau IV mine. His school friend L.J. de Graaf, head of the administration of the same mine, involved Crasborn in the …
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https://nimh-beeldbank.defensie.nl/foto-s/detail/3241bc5e-eb18-11df-a391-13966e870614
Francotte,
Joep
∗ 1920-12-29
Vaals
† 1944-09-05
Valkenburg
L.O. - K.P. - person in hiding - war victim - Cammaert: “After the betrayal of Wittem, J.H. Coenen from Simpelveld and W.J. Francotte from Vaals, who had worked for the illegal magazine Je Maintiendrai in Amsterdam until the summer of 1944, joined the KP. They participated in the raid on the jail of Maastricht on September 2.” They …
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https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joep_Francotte
https://www.joep.francotte.nl/verhaal.htm
Kooten, van
Bep
∗ 1914-12-12
Laren N.H.
† 1979-06-20
Hilversum
L.O. - K.P. - Klimmen - survivor - Bep (B.J.C.) van Kooten, temporarily leader of the LO Klimmen and, for the sub-district of Valkenburg, contact person to the KP (“Knokploegen”, armed groups), sabotage specialist of the KP. Towards the end of the war, the rayon (subdistrict) of Klimmen worked closely together with the rayon of …
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Lambriks,
Jo
∗ 0000-00-00
† 0000-00-00
K.P. - Valkenburg - survivor - After a while, a K.P also emerged in Valkenburg. It initially consisted of two men, the teachers Jeng Meijs and Jo Lambriks. Meijs had Jacques Crasborn as a pupil in his class some years before.
This person also appears on the list of fallen resistance members in the resistance memorial on the Cauberg
http://users.cuci.nl/mierlo/kwartierstaat/jochem.htm#ID1044
Meijs,
Sjeng
∗ 0000-00-00
† 0000-00-00
K.P. - Valkenburg - survivor - After a while, a K.P also emerged in Valkenburg. It initially consisted of two men, the teachers Jeng Meijs and Jo Lambriks. Meijs had Jacques Crasborn in his class a few years before.
More in our story Resistance in Valkenburg
This person also appears on the list of fallen resistance members in the resistance memorial on the Cauberg