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


All Allies, so ground troops (USA), aircrews (mostly British and Commonwealth) and Dutch conscripts. All the people on this list were killed in action, except one, Bob Hilleque35 pers.
Aitchison,
Richard Justin
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1945-01-01
RAF - war victim - P/O Richard Justin Aitchison (28), Pilot [429286] Son of Oliver Christie Aitchison & Lilly Evans Aitchison; Husband of Olga Aitchison, of Papatoetoe, Auckland, New Zealand.
More in our story Resistance in Valkenburg
https://losses.internationalbcc.co.uk/loss/200168/
https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-avro-683-lancaster-iii-vilt-8-killed
Begore,
Quentin K.
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1944-09-16
Valkenburg
USA, Old Hickory - war victim - Quentin Begore was one of the six soldiers of the Old Hickory Division who were killed in action during the liberation of Valkenburg and its surroundings.
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Blum,
Joseph
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1944-10-17
Valkenburg
USA, Hell on Wheels - war victim - Jan Diederen writes in Mijn oorlog en bevrijding: “Mrs. Huntjens, who was living at the time on Nieuweweg, saw four soldiers being killed when their jeep hit a land mine in a field at the bottom of the Emmaberg on Sunday morning September 17th, 1944.
According to former air force officer John Gouverne, who enumerates in his book US Army in Zuid-Limburg the casualties of the Second Armored Division (Pinterest) on 17 September, they were: William George, Chester Harrington, Joseph Blum and Frank Manis. Harrington is buried in Henri Chapelle, the three others have been brought back home to the States.”
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Brennan,
Martin
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1945-01-01
RAF - war victim - Sgt Martin Brennan (?), air gunner, Son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Brennan, of Horden, Co. Durham. Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Nijmegen, Holland
More in our story Resistance in Valkenburg
https://losses.internationalbcc.co.uk/loss/203128 [1596812]
https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-avro-683-lancaster-iii-vilt-8-killed
Buckler,
Cleaver
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1944-09-17
Valkenburg
USA, Old Hickory - war victim - Cleaver Buckler was one of the six soldiers of the Old Hickory Division who were killed in action during the liberation of Valkenburg and its surroundings.
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Caldenborg,
A.
∗ 0000-00-00
† 0000-00-00
L.O. - local contact - Houthem - survivor - “diver’s chief“
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Clark,
Victor James
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† 1945-01-01
RAF - war victim - Sgt Victor James Clark (20), wireless operator, Son of William James Clark & Jane Clark, of Tottenham, Middlesex. [1811271]
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https://losses.internationalbcc.co.uk/loss/205093
https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-avro-683-lancaster-iii-vilt-8-killed
Cooke,
Leonard James
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1945-01-01
RAF - war victim - Sgt Leonard James Cooke (19), air gunner (tail), Son of Alfred James Cooke and Fanny Elizabeth Cooke, of Alum Rock, Birmingham.
More in our story Resistance in Valkenburg
https://losses.internationalbcc.co.uk/loss/205733
https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-avro-683-lancaster-iii-vilt-8-killed
Dagg,
Theodore Ivan Lishman
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1943-06-29
St. Jansbosweg, Valkenburg
RAF - war victim - Sergeant (Service Number 1035453) Wireless Operator, air gunner
Bomber Halifax II (Serial Nr: JB907), 78 Sqdn, RAF. Shot down by a German night fighter near Chaloen Castle (Open Street Map)
More in our story Resistance in Valkenburg
http://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=JB907
https://losses.internationalbcc.co.uk/loss/206633
Gathin,
Amos jr.
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1944-10-16
Valkenburg
USA, 743th Tank Bat. - war victim - Member of the Charly Company of the 743rd tank battalion died on September 16, 1944 in Valkenburg near the Geul. He and Clifton Keith
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George,
William
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1944-10-17
Valkenburg
USA, Hell on Wheels - war victim - Jan Diederen writes in Mijn oorlog en bevrijding: “Mrs. Huntjens, who was living at the time on Nieuweweg, saw four soldiers being killed when their jeep hit a land mine in a field at the bottom of the Emmaberg on Sunday morning September 17th, 1944.
According to former air force officer John Gouverne, who enumerates in his book US Army in Zuid-Limburg the casualties of the Second Armored Division (Pinterest) on 17 September, they were: William George, Chester Harrington, Joseph Blum and Frank Manis. Harrington is buried in Henri Chapelle, the three others have been brought back home to the States.”
More in our story Resistance in Valkenburg
Harrington,
Chester
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1944-10-17
Valkenburg
USA, Hell on Wheels - war victim - Jan Diederen writes in Mijn oorlog en bevrijding: “Mrs. Huntjens, who was living at the time on Nieuweweg, saw four soldiers being killed when their jeep hit a land mine in a field at the bottom of the Emmaberg on Sunday morning September 17th, 1944.
According to former air force officer John Gouverne, who enumerates in his book US Army in Zuid-Limburg the casualties of the Second Armored Division (Pinterest) on 17 September, they were: William George, Chester Harrington, Joseph Blum and Frank Manis. Harrington is buried in Henri Chapelle, the three others have been brought back home to the States.”
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Hill,
Frank
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1943-06-29
St. Jansbosweg, Valkenburg
RAF - war victim - Son of Joseph and Rose Hill, of Longsight, Manchester.
Sergeant (Service Number 1699994), air gunner
Bomber Halifax II (Serial Nr: JB907), 78 Sqdn, RAF. Shot down by a German night fighter near Chaloen Castle (Open Street Map)
More in our story Resistance in Valkenburg
http://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=JB907
https://losses.internationalbcc.co.uk/loss/212980
Hilleque,
Robert (Bob)
∗ 0000-00-00
Chicago?
† 2008-07-30
Chicago?
USA, Old Hickory - survivor - Bob Hilleque was the only one of the A-company, 1st battalion, 119th regiment, 30th US Infantry Division Old Hickory who survived the war.
On September 14, 1944, Pierre Schunck led an Old Hickory punch (in some open jeeps with machine guns) along the Daelhemmerweg street from Sibbe to the Grendelplein square, through the Grendelpoort gate, into the Muntstraat and deeper into Valkenburg. Guide Schunck was on the hood of the first jeep. Robert Hilleque was one of the soldiers behind him. Pierre and Bob stayed friends for life.
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Hoskins,
John Stanley
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1945-01-01
RAF - war victim - F/S John Stanley Hoskins (23), Flight Engineer, Son of Arthur James Hoskins and Agnes Maud Hoskins, of Devauden Green, Monmouthshire.
More in our story Resistance in Valkenburg
https://losses.internationalbcc.co.uk/loss/213601
https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-avro-683-lancaster-iii-vilt-8-killed
Howarth,
Leslie
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1943-06-29
St. Jansbosweg, Valkenburg
RAF - war victim - Sergeant (Service Number 1146906) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, Flight Engineer
Bomber Halifax II (Serial Nr: JB907), 78 Sqdn, RAF. Shot down by a German night fighter near Chaloen Castle (Open Street Map)
More in our story Resistance in Valkenburg
http://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=JB907
https://losses.internationalbcc.co.uk/loss/213675
Huntjens,
Laurentius Cornelis Franciscus
∗ 1916-08-11
Schin op Geul
† 1940-05-10
Nijswiller
dutch soldier - Schin op Geul - war victim - Draftee MC-III-37 R.I., killed during the German invasion on May 10, 1940 in Nijswiller near casemate No. 1.
http://www.maastrichtsegevelstenen.nl/oorlog2.htm
https://oorlogsgravenstichting.nl/persoon/67928/cornelius-franciscus-huntjens
Keith,
Clifton
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1944-09-15
Oud-Valkenburg
USA, 743th Tank Bat. - war victim - Member of the Charlie Company of the 743rd tank battalion in tank nr 0—18 He died of his injuries. He and Amos Gathin Jr. from the same company are now buried in the USA. The 743th tank battalion was connected to the 119th infantry division.
Short story of the 743rd Tank Battalion in the vicinity of South-Limburg: “At the same time, Charlie Company went eastward into Oud Valkenburg which was supposed to contain friendly troops. Instead the place was occupied by German infantry. When enemy artillery began to range in, the tanks set up a defense in nearby Valkenburg. The 743rd Tank Battalion was counting casualties again by enemy artillery fire. As the 30th Infantry Division together with the 125th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron pushed along the Maastricht - Aachen road, the Germans threw in heavy concentrations of shellfire.”
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http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/743rd_tank_battalion.htm
Lasch,
Theodore F
∗ 0000-00-00
Oakland County, Mich
† 1945-04-10
Vilt (Valkenburg)
USA, US Air Force - war victim - The last victim of the war in and around Valkenburg. Service number T-063074, served with 364th Fighter Group, 385th Fighter Squadron, crashed in a Mustang P-51 Lucky Lady VI #4415019 on a mission to Oranienburg near Berlin and is buried in the war cemetery near Margraten (Plot K Row 8 Grave 6)
Awards: ★ Air Medal ★ Purple Heart.
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https://www.honorstates.org/index.php?id=61376
Lee,
Arthur
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1945-01-01
RAF - war victim - F/S Arthur Lee (25), air bomber, [1583772] son of Alice Lee, of Fagley, Yorkshire; Husband of Dorothy Alice Lee, of Little Massingham, Norfolk
More in our story Resistance in Valkenburg
https://losses.internationalbcc.co.uk/loss/216431
https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-avro-683-lancaster-iii-vilt-8-killed
Manis,
Frank
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1944-10-17
Valkenburg
USA, Hell on Wheels - war victim - Jan Diederen writes in Mijn oorlog en bevrijding: “Mrs. Huntjens, who was living at the time on Nieuweweg, saw four soldiers being killed when their jeep hit a land mine in a field at the bottom of the Emmaberg on Sunday morning September 17th, 1944.
According to former air force officer John Gouverne, who enumerates in his book US Army in Zuid-Limburg the casualties of the Second Armored Division (Pinterest) on 17 September, they were: William George, Chester Harrington, Joseph Blum and Frank Manis. Harrington is buried in Henri Chapelle, the three others have been brought back home to the States.”
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Mirck,
Evert Leendert
∗ 1907-10-29
Rotterdam
† 1940-05-10
Schin op Geul
dutch soldier - war victim - Dutch conscript, killed in Schin op Geul on the first day of the war. We read about him on the link below: “there were three S-casemates with a light machine gun. One of them near the church, an intersection of railway lines and the road to Valkenburg. German tanks moved west on this road. They stopped because of the roadblock. The fire was opened on the German soldiers, but armored vehicles and tanks opened fire on the casemate, with a hit in a loop hole killing the soldier Mirck and injuring another one.”
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http://www.maaslinie-mei1940.nl/index.php?page=mirck-e-l
Morgan,
Henry E.
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1944-09-16
Valkenburg
USA, Old Hickory - war victim - PFC (private 1st class) Henry Morgan was one of the six soldiers of the 119th regiment in the Old-Hickory Division who fell during the liberation of Valkenburg is Henry Morgan. Three days before he was killed, he was accidentally photographed on the jeep and with his inseparable pipe in his mouth on Grendelplein by Frans Hoffman, a local photographer. The only survivor of the A-company, Bob Hilleque from Chicago, recognized him in the photo. Henry Morgan died on 16 September 1944 in the living room of a house on the Reinaldstraat in Valkenburg. He is buried in the American Military Cemetery in Henri Chapelle, Belgium.
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Morris,
Cecil Andrew
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1943-06-29
St. Jansbosweg, Valkenburg
RAF - war victim - Son of John and Eileen Morris, of Drumcondra, Dublin, Irish Republic.
Sergeant (Service Number 1337838) Navigator
Bomber Halifax II (Serial Nr: JB907), 78 Sqdn, RAF. Shot down by a German night fighter near Chaloen Castle (Open Street Map)
More in our story Resistance in Valkenburg
http://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=JB907
https://losses.internationalbcc.co.uk/loss/219968
Newton,
Raymond John
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1945-01-01
RAF - war victim - W/C Raymond John Newton (28), Pilot [40984] New Zealand
More in our story Resistance in Valkenburg
https://losses.internationalbcc.co.uk/loss/220743
https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-avro-683-lancaster-iii-vilt-8-killed
Owens,
Glyndwr
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1941-07-08
Houthem
RAF - war victim - Sergeant (Pilot) / 61 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, Hemswell Air Base / Service Number 754046
Parents: John & Gwenllian Owens, Llwyncelyn, Porth, Glamorgan (Wales).
Sgt. Glyndwr Owens was on a bombing mission to the railway station in Mönchen-Gladbach with the Hampden AD937 when the aircraft was hit by the German fighter pilot Lt. R. Knacke (I./NJG1) and crashed in Houthem around 1:20 am between Putweg and Curfsweg (Open Street Map). Three crew members, including Owens, were killed. After the war he was buried in the Commonwealth war cemetery, Jonkerbos.
On his grave is the inscription:
HYD DORIAD Y WAWR, TEIFI RHYS UNTIL THE BREAK OF DAWN. EIRWEN
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https://www.oorlogsdodennijmegen.nl/persoon/owens/fd0df691-1153-4ba9-b0f9-3a7c6abf7d01
Reeves,
John
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1944-09-17
Valkenburg
USA, Old Hickory - war victim - John Reeves was one of the six soldiers of the Old Hickory Division who were killed in action during the liberation of Valkenburg and its surroundings.
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Rendle,
Patrick William James
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1943-06-29
St. Jansbosweg, Valkenburg
RAF - war victim - Son of Charles Henry and Margaret Kathleen Rendle, of West Coburg, Victoria, Australia
Flight Sergeant, Royal Australian Air Force (Service Number 420055)
Bomber Halifax II (Serial Nr: JB907), 78 Sqdn, RAF. Shot down by a German night fighter near Chaloen Castle (Open Street Map)
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http://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=JB907
http://www.rafcommands.com/database/wardead/details.php?qnum=105459
Samuel,
Gwilym John
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1943-06-29
St. Jansbosweg, Valkenburg
RAF - war victim - Son of William and Martha Jane Samuel.
Sergeant (Service Number 591204) Navigator
Bomber Halifax II (Serial Nr: JB907), 78 Sqdn, RAF. Shot down by a German night fighter near Chaloen Castle (Open Street Map)
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http://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=JB907
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2962026/samuel,-gwilym-john/
Sansome,
Harry
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1945-01-01
RAF - war victim - Sgt Harry Sansome (21), Navigator, Son of William and Alice Sansome, of Nottingham.
More in our story Resistance in Valkenburg
https://losses.internationalbcc.co.uk/loss/224788
https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-avro-683-lancaster-iii-vilt-8-killed
Spoganetz,
Peter
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1944-09-17
Koulen, Voerendaal
USA, Old Hickory - war victim - PlaquePvt Peter Spoganetz (119th Inf Rgt) was one of the six soldiers of the Old Hickory Division who were killed in action during the liberation of Valkenburg and its surroundings.
A plaque is placed (rightside of the front door) on a house in the hamlet of Koulen which is part of municipality of Voerendaal near Valkenburg.
Words on the plaque are:
P. Spogenets U.S.A.
Killed in action 17 September 1944
As a friend and hero for god and fatherland.

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https://www.oldhickory30th.com/Arno%20Lasoe%20Work%20Siegfried%20Line.htm
Townsend,
William Russell
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1943-06-29
St. Jansbosweg, Valkenburg
RAF - war victim - Son of George and Ruby Townsend, of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Flight Sergeant, Royal Canadian Air Force, (Service Number R/92330) air gunner
Bomber Halifax II (Serial Nr: JB907), 78 Sqdn, RAF. Shot down by a German night fighter near Chaloen Castle (Open Street Map)
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http://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=JB907
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2962030/townsend,-william-russell/
Viviano,
Sam
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1944-09-16
Valkenburg
USA, Old Hickory - war victim - Sam Viviano was one of the six soldiers of the Old Hickory Division who were killed in action during the liberation of Valkenburg and its surroundings.
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Walton,
Joseph Frank
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1941-07-08
Houthem
RAF - war victim - Parents Arthur Ernest & Christine Mabel Walton, Ash Vale, Surrey.
Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) / 61 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, Hemswell Air Base / Service Number 908698
Sgt. Joseph Frank Walton was on a bombing mission to the railway station in Mönchen-Gladbach with the Hampden AD937 when the aircraft was hit by the German fighter pilot Lt. R. Knacke (I./NJG1) and crashed in Houthem around 1:20 am between Putweg and Curfsweg (Open Street Map). Three crew members, including J.F.Walton, were killed. After the war he was buried in the Commonwealth war cemetery, Jonkerbos.
Op zijn graf staat de inscriptie:
IN PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY
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https://www.oorlogsdodennijmegen.nl/persoon/walton/f387ae64-fe96-4c27-8bab-a61465f970bf
Wordsworth,
Raymond
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1941-07-08
Houthem
RAF - war victim - Flight Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) / 61 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, Hemswell Air Base / Service Number 969973
Son of Lily Wordsworth, Farrington Park, Preston (Lancashire).
He was on a bombing mission to the railway station in Mönchen-Gladbach with the Hampden AD937 when the aircraft was hit by the German fighter pilot Lt. R. Knacke (I./NJG1) and crashed in Houthem around 1:20 am between Putweg and Curfsweg (Open Street Map). Three crew members, including R. Wordsworth, were killed. After the war he was buried in the Commonwealth war cemetery, Jonkerbos.
On his grave is the inscription:
DEARLY LOVED AND SADLY MISSED.
MOTHER AND BROTHERS.
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https://www.oorlogsdodennijmegen.nl/persoon/wordsworth/75633adf-afae-4c41-b8b7-3d5275d6aa8d