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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.
This list is far from being complete.

† ✡ † 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


The US-Americans who liberated Valkenburg and its environs belonged to the 119th Infantry Division or Old Hickory Division, the 743rd Tank Battalion associated with them, and further west the Second Armored Division Hell on Wheels (see also Pinterest).14 pers.
Begore,
Quentin K.
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† 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
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† 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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Buckler,
Cleaver
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† 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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Gathin,
Amos jr.
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† 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
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† 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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Harrington,
Chester
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† 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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Hilleque,
Robert (Bob)
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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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Keith,
Clifton
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† 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
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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
Manis,
Frank
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† 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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Morgan,
Henry E.
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† 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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Reeves,
John
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† 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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Spoganetz,
Peter
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† 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
Viviano,
Sam
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† 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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