The fallen resistance fighters in the dutch province of Limburg
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The fallen resistance fighters in the dutch province of Limburg

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Commando groups (K.P.)

Commando groups (K.P.) – 31 pers.   ⇒All the fallen resistance people in Limburg
Ahout,
Ger
∗ 1919-12-18
Deurne
† 1945-02-17
Bergen (L)
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - dutch soldier - L.O. - K.P. - The outskirts of Limburg - Gerardus Wilhelmus Johannes Petrus Ahout was a member of the LO-KP in Deurne. During the liberation of the south of the Netherlands, the Regiment Stoottroepen were founded on September 21, 1944, integrating the resistants of the KP and RVV, including Ger Ahout.
“On 17/18 Feb 1945, as a scout of a US patrol, he stayed behind with a wounded friend and subsequently went missing. Found severely mutilated on April 1, 1945.” (Het grote gebod, The Great Commandment, p. 327)
Berckel, van
Karel C.
∗ 1892-08-19
Delft
† 1944-09-05
Kamp Vught
Heerlen - L.O. - K.P. - press - 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 devout Christian. Moreover, he wrote for the Heerlen resistance paper Het Vrije Volk, The Free People.
Berkhout,
Jacob H.
∗ 1904-08-12
Culemborg
† 1945-05-31
Malchow
Heythuysen - L.O. - K.P. - Berkhout, an electrical engineer, had taken in a Jewish Ms. Prijs and her two children at his home. Someone who knew about it betrayed this in order to get an arrested friend released. Berkhout and his three guests were arrested on June 10, 1944. The mother died in a German concentration camp, her two children survived the war. Via Vught, Berkhout came to Neuengamme. In February 1945 he was put on a ship with other prisoners in Danzig. He was never heard from again after that. Presumably the ship was sunk somewhere off the coast in the Baltic Sea. (Cammaert V, p. 435)
wall: left, row 22-05
Bleijs (Bleys),
Ludovicus (Ludo) Adrianus
Lodewijk
∗ 1906-10-17
Tilburg
† 1945-08-15
Gorinchem
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Roermond - L.O. - K.P. - Ludo Bleijs’ surname is also spelled Bleys, and sometimes Louis is given as his first name. His resistance name was Lodewijk. During the war he was a member of the Redemptorist monastery in Roermond and together with his fellow Gerard van den Heuvel at the neighboring parish church Kapel in ’t Zand works as a vicar. He was one of the founders of the L.O. in the Roermond region. Cammaert writes in chapter VIb on p. 611: “Father Bleijs and secretary Moonen took the initiative to found the Limburgse Onderduikershuip in Central Limburg.” (L.O., Limburgian Aid to Divers. So they called the people in hiding. Later they became part of the national organization.) He was the inventor of the Limburg divers’ symbol “Our Lady of the Good Dive”. He became too well known to the SiPo and had to go into hiding himself, but he didn’t want that. So he was kidnapped by the KP group of Helden and sent to England to report to the Dutch government-in-exile in August 1944 about the resistance in Limburg. There he praised the LO very much, but the predominantly social-democratic RVV and the underground press were too left-wing for him. He became a Catholic field vicar to the military staff of Prince Bernhard in the rank of major. At Wikipedia NL (see link) we read as follows:
“After the war he traveled with his resistance colleague Frits Slomp to talk about the background of the resistance. In 1945 he was on his way to a lecture in a jeep driven by Paul Dijckhoff. On the Arkel Dike near Gorinchem, a tire burst and the car fell off the dike road. Buried under the vehicle, Bleys was seriously injured and died in hospital later that day. An examination of the car revealed that a front wheel had come loose and the bolt holes had been torn. Whether this was wear and tear or intentional could not be determined. Allegedly, the jeep was being serviced at a workshop in Utrecht, where some paroled NSB members worked, who said they could easily arrange a car crash. It has never been clarified whether sabotage was actually committed. So his name is not on the wall of the chapel of the Limburg Provincial Resistance Monument in Valkenburg. What is certain, however, is that he gave his life during his work for the resistance. That’s why he is on this list.
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.04-03
Coenen,
Sjeng
∗ 1915-01-10
Simpelveld
† 1944-09-05
Valkenburg
Simpelveld - L.O. - K.P. - person in hiding - carillon - 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 jail of Maastricht on September 2.” They went into hiding in the Diver’s Inn in Geulhem “where suspects and difficult people in hiding were detained and interrogated. … They were arrested by the Germans on September 5th, 1944 (Mad Tuesday) during a resistance action. By order of Major Bernhardt, they were shot on the Cauberg (Valkenburg). There is a memorial stone and the monument for the fallen resistance people of Limburg on that spot.
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Sjeng Coenen op de lijst van personen die tijdens de bezetting belangrijk waren voor Valkenburg.
wall: right, row 16-03
Dobbe,
Theo
Hans
∗ 1901-03-19
Amsterdam
† 1944-09-05
Dieren, gem. Rheden
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Nijmegen - early resistance - K.P. - press - The outskirts of Limburg - In his civil profession, Theo Dobbe was a chief representative and active throughout the Netherlands. In the southern part of the country he became the organizer of the LKP, the umbrella organization of the Knokploegen (commandos). In 1943 he became head of the special unit Opruimingsdienst (Clean-up Service).
He was not among the fallen who lived in Limburg and is therefore not listed on a wall of the provincial resistance memorial. But both J.W. Hofwijk and Fred Cammaert mention his important role in their respective chapters about the Knokploegen in Limburg.
By Royal Decree of September 11, 1951, No. 21, entered in the Register of Knights of the 4th Class of the Military Order of William:

…for having distinguished himself in battle by outstanding acts of courage, policy, and loyalty, persistently fighting the enemy occupier with great vigor and ingenuity and in all fields of underground resistance during the period from May 1940 until his heroic death in September 1944, which acts greatly benefited the Allied war effort. In particular, through the following acts, often with imminent danger of death.

  1. Already shortly after the surrender of the Netherlands in May 1940, he and five others succeeded in obtaining arms and ammunition in Naarden.
  2. On May 14, 1941, an enemy camp in Amsterdam was blown up with teletype and signal equipment, killing several enemy officers.
  3. After his arrest in Amsterdam on November 24, 1941, and his transfer to the Willem II barracks in Utrecht, he managed to escape in a very daring manner, and although he was sentenced to death in absentia in December, he continued the resistance undaunted;
  4. In August and September 1942, he set fire to bogs or vehicles loaded with sod in the Veluwe to prevent the enemy from camouflaging his airfields;
  5. After forming a Knokploeg in Nijmegen in mid-1943, he and other illegal groups persistently sabotaged enemy transports in all possible ways and, from June 1944, provided coverage by carrier pigeons from the Mookerheide for the benefit of the Allied war effort; he also helped Allied pilots escape across the border.
  6. Finally, when he tried to escape shortly before his execution, he snatched the pistol of one of his guards, whereupon the escort immediately opened fire on him and he was mortally wounded.

Source: De Militaire Willems-Orde Sijthoff Pers ISBN 90-70682-01-X

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This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.04-10
Francotte,
Joep
∗ 1920-12-29
Vaals
† 1944-09-05
Valkenburg
Vaals - L.O. - K.P. - press - person in hiding - carillon - 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 went into hiding in the Diver’s Inn in Geulhem “where suspects and difficult people in hiding were detained and interrogated. Generally, Francotte took care of the surveillance of the “prisoners” because of his strongness. Both were arrested by the Germans on September 5th, 1944 (Mad Tuesday) during a resistance action. By order of Major Bernhardt, they were shot on the Cauberg (Valkenburg). There is a memorial stone and the monument for the fallen resistance people of Limburg on that spot.
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Joep Francotte op de lijst van personen die tijdens de bezetting belangrijk waren voor Valkenburg.
wall: right, row 25-05
Frencken /Frenken,
Jacobus Petrus Hubertus
Jacques
∗ 1921-11-07
Urmond
† 1944-06-15
Bloemendaal
Maasniel - K.P. - A. Reulen and J.P.H. Frencken already had a distinguished career as resisters when they were asked to participate in the Knokploeg Roermond (Roermond Command Group) in December 1943. They transferred their area of operations to North Holland in January 1944. (Cammaert VII.II.2. De knokploegen van Helden en Roermond, pp. 767-768)
Report of the Higher SS and Police Leader ‘Nordwest’: “The Police Summary Court has sentenced the following Dutchmen to death: Factory worker Albert Reulen from Roermond and welder Jacobus Frenken from Maasniel. The convicts have participated as members of a terrorist group in the armed robberies of the town hall in Haelen on February 13, 1944, the town hall in Venhuizen on March 18, 1944, and the town hall in Heiloo on May 12, 1944. Food coupons, money, forms for identity cards and other things were stolen in quite large numbers. During the raid on the town hall in Venhuizen, one of the perpetrators shot the resisting police officer down. Thus, the convicts are guilty of participation in a clandestine organization, continued sabotage and unauthorized possession of firearms.”
wall: left, row 28-02
Guelen,
Johan
∗ 1918-10-01
Gennep
† 1944-09-08
Kamp Vught
Gennep - K.P. - carillon - Johannes Hendrikus Guelen was a machinist and worker in a paper mill. He belonged to the sabotage group KP-Noord Limburg (KP Gennep and Oeffelt). See also Jan Hendriks. Arrested in a shootout with the police. Guelen and the Hendriks brothers were taken to the police station in Berlicum. The same day they were transferred to Camp Vught, where they were to be executed. (Cammaert VIb, p. 720) In his speech at the unveiling of the plaque at the peace carillon, Cammaert said, among other things: “The somewhat lesser known Johan Guelen from Gennep had been part of the local commando group since the summer of 1944. The aim of the group was to silence traitors and chatterers and to crack down on black marketeers. In early September 1944, Guelen participated in a plan to raid the Berlicum distribution office.
Before it got to that point, he was caught through the carelessness of a colleague.”
wall: left, row 10-03
Hendriks,
Hendrikus Fredericus
Hein /Harrie
∗ 1920-02-20
Gennep
† 1944-09-08
Vught
Gennep - K.P. - Leather processor. He and his brother Jan belonged to the sabotage squadHe was a member of the sabotage group KP-Noord Limburg (KP Gennep & Oeffelt). This resistance group took action, among other things, against black market traders. The brothers and Johan Guelen were arrested in a shootout with the police and taken to the police station in Berlicum. The same day they were transferred to Camp Vught (Herzogenbusch concentration camp), where the bullet was waiting for them. (Cammaert VIb, p. 720) Detailed information at wo2slachtoffers.nl, see link (Dutch).
wall: left, row 11-01
Hendriks,
Jan J.
∗ 1915-07-21
Gennep
† 1944-09-08
Vught
Gennep - K.P. - He was a member of the sabotage group KP-Noord Limburg (KP Gennep & Oeffelt). The resistance group took action, among other things, against black market traders. Arrested in a shootout with the police. Jan Hendriks, his brother Hein /Harry and Johan Guelen were taken to the police station in Berlicum. The same day they were transferred to Camp Vught (Herzogenbusch concentration camp), where the bullet was waiting for them. (Cammaert VIb, p. 720) Detailed information at wo2slachtoffers.nl, see link (Dutch).
wall: left, row 10-04
Henssen,
Frans J.
∗ 1918-12-11
Simpelveld
† 1944-08-08
Simpelveld
Simpelveld - K.P. - Frans Henssen was orphaned at an early age. He was a machine fitter, and during the invasion of the German army he served in an anti-aircraft battery. During the war he married Anny Schmetz. The couple had their son Wen in 1941, who was given the first name of the American president Franklin as his middle name. He sabotaged German telephone poles, made fake keys for the resistance. He was employed in a munitions factory in Aachen, where he provoked a machine malfunction. In the course of 1944 (because of this?) he was sought by the Germans and, while trying to arrest him, was shot by two patrolling land guards. The perpetrators were sentenced to long prison terms after the war. Source:
wall: right, row 17-02
Hoebers,
Peter
∗ 1920-07-09
Helden
† 1944-08-10
Helden
Helden - K.P. - Peter Johannes Jacobus Hoebers was a blacksmith.
“Early on Thursday morning, August 10, Nitsch, assisted by four members of the Ordnungspolizei, threw Peter Hoebers and Peter Korsten out of their beds in Helden-Panningen. Korsten, father of thirteen children, however, had nothing to do with the combat groups (K.P.). The Korsten Nitsch was searching for was not P., but L. Korsten. Hoebers was the first to be taken out of his house and shot in front of it after Nitsch’s command run, run faster. The same fate befell P. Korsten. Their bodies were to be left lying in the street.” (Cammaert Chapter VI, p. 603)
The Everlo Memorial in Panningen (municipality of Helden) was erected to commemorate 94 fellow citizens who died as a result of wartime actions during the occupation.
wall: left, row 20-04
Janssen,
Cor
∗ 1918-02-22
Sevenum
† 1944-10-07
Beesel
Beesel - K.P. - In the spring of 1944, a Kampfgruppe (K.P.) Reuver was formed by B. Verstappen. Members were also J.H. Goossens, Cor Janssen, M.J. Pereira, a hider from The Hague, A.M. Roelofs and B. Hegger. An air raid bunker on the Patersweg in Belfeld, which had long served as a transit station for prisoners of war, was used as a meeting place. (Cammaert VIb p. 588)
On October 5, a squad led by W. Freimuth of the Geheime Feldpolizei (Secret police of the army) arrested Cor Janssen from Sevenum, who worked as a farmhand on the Franssen family farm. He was imprisoned in the town hall (Cammaert VIb p. 587). Nitsch informed his boss Ströbel, who gave the order to liquidate Janssen and Gommans. That same evening Schut and Grootjans shot C. Janssen in the woods between Reuver and Beesel.
in memoriam card.
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wall: left, row 02-05
Kuerten,
Antonius Johannes
Joop
∗ 1919-06-29
Nijmegen
† 1944-07-21
Vught
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Nijmegen - K.P. - The outskirts of Limburg - Antonius Johannes Kürten was a machine fitter [4]. Arrested on February 21, 1945 in Hoorn by the Landwacht (auxiliar police consisting of Dutch nazis) during a food transport. [1]
We read about Joop Kuerten on Oorlogsdoden Nijmegen 1940 - 1945 [2]

Although Kuerten, son of Josephus Dominicus Kuerten and Wilhelmina Antonetta Kuerten-Bongers, lived in Eindhoven and worked as a fitter, he became a member of the Knokploeg-Nijmegen in his birthplace. He was active for the resistance in Nijmegen, Maas and Waal, Eindhoven and in trains, where he stole briefcases of the occupiers. He participated in the liquidation of S.D. people (Sicherheitsdienst or Sicherheitspolizei) and the liberation of resistance fighters from prisons. During a train check in July 1944, he was caught and taken to Vught concentration camp, where he was executed without trial on July 21, probably in retaliation for attempts on German soldiers in Nijmegen.

See also concentration camp Vught, called KZ Herzogenbusch by the Germans [3].

  1. Het Grote Gebod Deel I, Hoofdstuk 2, De Landelijke Knokploegen
    Daarin: Limburg, door J.W. Hofwijk (Blz 588-598 ])
  2. Joop Kuerten op Oorlogsdoden Nijmegen 1940 - 1945
  3. Website kamp Vught: Nederlands Deutsch English Français
    Oorlogsgravenstichting.nl: kamp Vught
    Wikipedia: Nederlands Deutsch English Français Español
  4. https://oorlogsgravenstichting.nl/persoon/86124/antonius-johannes-kuerten
  5. Digital Monument

  6. This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.
Lemson,
Henk
∗ 1924-04-15
Maastricht
† 1945-04-07
Makkum
Maastricht - early resistance - K.P. - Group Dresen - person in hiding - Hendrik Th. Lemson was a tax official (direct taxes, Maastricht) and belonged to the so called Belastinggroep Maastricht (A resistance group of mainly tax officials who continued the work of Group Dresen after it had been busted). He had to go into hiding and did so in Makkum (Frisia), where he joined the combat unit KP-Sneek, group III. Arrested in a major raid as a result of betrayal by Dutch SiPo V-men Jan Harm Brouwer and Matthijs Adolf Ridderhof. He was executed behind the then police station of Makkum. His name is on the resistance memorial in Makkum along with those of five other executed resistance fighters. Five people of the KnokPloeg, which by then had become part of the Binnenlandse Strijdkrachten (Domestic Forces): Bob Dijkstra (BS), Sjoerd Adema (BS), Koos Keller (BS), Henk Lemson (BS), Jan Emmens (BS), as well as the hospitable cattle farmer Fetze Elgersma of the LO. as well as the hider Herman Falkena. Buried in Makkum.
Memorial in the tax office of Maastricht.
wall: left, row 32-04
Linders,
Franciscus Gerardus Pierre
Frans
∗ 1918-05-03
Venlo
† 1944-09-12
Eindhoven
Geleen - K.P. - police - Pierre was a policeman in Geleen. In early 1944 he was transferred to Eindhoven, where he joined a resistance group that, among other things, transported weapons for the underground, the Partizanen Actie Nederland. His resistance name was Frans. On September 12, 1944, he was shot in an ambush during a sabotage operation at the train station. Buried in Venlo. Is mentioned on the war memorial in Lindenheuvel (municipality of Sittard-Geleen).
Source: Dodenboek Venlo (Venlo Book of the Dead).
wall: left, row 09-04
Merlijn,
Pieter L.
Leij
∗ 1920-12-31
Ede
† 1945-03-12
Amsterdam
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Nijmegen - K.P. - The outskirts of Limburg - Machine-bankwerker, KP Nijmegen. Gearresteerd op 01-07-1944 vermoedelijk bij trein-controle. In de beschrijving van het monument ‘De Gevallen Hoornblazer’ in Amsterdam staat het volgende (zie link hieronder): Het

is een eerbetoon aan de 30 politieke gevangenen die hier op 12 maart 1945 bij wijze van represaille door bezetter zijn gefusilleerd.
Op 10 maart 1945 viel de Sicherheitsdienst een pand aan de Amsterdamse Stadhouderskade binnen. Hier bevond zich de centrale post van de Groep 2000, een illegale verzetsgroep opgericht door mej. J.J. van Tongeren. Alle leden van de groep hadden een codenummer dat was vastgelegd in een register. De ‘sleutel’ voor het register was in de tuin van het pand begraven. Om te voorkomen dat de bezetter de ‘sleutel’ zou vinden, drongen enkele verzetsleden op 11 maart 1945 het pand binnen. Daarbij ontstond een vuurgevecht, waarbij de SS Hauptscharführer Ernst Wehner (Kriminal Oberassistent van het Einsatzkommando Amsterdam) dodelijk werd getroffen.
Als vergelding werden de volgende dag 30 gevangenen uit het Huis van Bewaring overgebracht naar het Eerste Weteringplantsoen, tegenover het pand. Voor de ogen van honderden Amsterdammers die van de bezetter moesten toekijken, werden de gevangenen met drie salvo’s geëxecuteerd. De aan de Stadhouderskade wonende predikant dr. J. Koopman werd, kijkend vanuit zijn huis, eveneens dodelijk getroffen. De stoffelijke overschotten bleven nog lange tijd als waarschuwing liggen, voordat ze op een open vrachtwagen werden afgevoerd.


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.
Mooren,
Antonius Lodewijk Joseph
Toon
∗ 1923-03-19
Vierlingsbeek
† 1945-03-05
Mauthausen
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - L.O. - K.P. - person in hiding - The outskirts of Limburg - LO-Vierlingsbeek. Also: KP (Commando group). Arrested on 5.12.44 in Venlo, during a raid on the address where he was in hiding." (Het grote gebod, p. 327) A detailed story about Toon on oorlogsgravenstichting.nl, source: Dorpsraad Vierlingsbeek: "Papa, was sind das für Tote". Brochure dated June 2000. see link. "On May 12, 1944, pilot helper A.L.J. Mooren from Vierlingsbeek was arrested at the Dael family home in Venlo. Several unsuccessful attempts were made to free him. A week later, the brothers Leo and Jan Dael were also arrested. Leo Dael was sent via Maastricht and Vught to Mauthausen, where he died on March 1, 1945; his brother and A. Mooren died in the same camp on March 9 and 5, 1945, respectively" (Cammaert VIb, p. 583).
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.03-04
Moormann,
Julius Ferdinand
Jules
∗ 1924-04-12
Nijmegen
† 1944-05-17
??
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Nijmegen - K.P. - Student - The outskirts of Limburg - Bij mislukte liquidatiepoging op 14-04-1944 werd Julius Ferdinand Moormann gearresteerd en George Muskens sneuvelde. (Het Grote Gebod)
Oorlogsgravenstichting.nl schrijft:

De student Moormann, zoon van de HBS-directeur Moormann, was lid van de Knokploeg-Nijmegen. Hij was betrokken bij drie aanslagen op het hoofd van de politieke politie te Nijmegen, Verstappen, die echter steeds mislukten. Op 10 april 1944 heeft hij samen met George Muskens getracht Duitse legerinsignes te bemachtigen. De poging mislukte. Muskens werd neergeschoten. Moormann werd gearresteerd. Zijn vader en moeder en zijn zus Riet werden ook opgepakt en in kamp Vught vastgezet. In Arnhem werd Jules op 15 mei 1944 ter dood veroordeeld, omdat hij in Nijmegen met George Muskens geprobeerd had "een Rijksduitse Polizeioberinspektor te beroven en te vermoorden", aldus Rauter in De Standaard van 19 mei 1944. Na martelingen werd hij op 17 mei 1944 gefusilleerd te Amsterdam, aldus schrijven van chef van het Polizeistandgericht te Arnhem-Velp [het verhaal dat hij op 15 mei in Utrecht in Fort De Bilt zou zijn terechtgesteld berust vermoedelijk dus op een misvatting]. Zijn vrienden Henri Hekking en Eddy Meulenberg waren ook bij het verzetswerk betrokken; Hekking kwam daarbij om het leven, Meulenberg stierf kort na de landelijke bevrijding. Moormanns ouders en zijn zus zijn na zijn executie vrijgelaten.


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.
Muskens,
George
∗ 1923-07-02
Maastricht
† 1944-04-14
Arnhem
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Nijmegen - K.P. - Student - The outskirts of Limburg - Beeldhouwer in opleiding. Bij mislukte liquidatiepoging op 14-04-1944 sneuvelde Muskens en werd Moormann gearresteerd. Citaat oorlogsgravenstichting.nl: "Gregorius Johannes Arnoldus Maria Muskens was de zoon van de Nijmeegse arts Dr. Arnold Lodewijk Marie Muskens (*Nijmegen 31 dec. 1878 – 6 sept. 1964) en Geertruida Anna Elisabeth Maria van der Waarden. Eerder was vader Muskens getrouwd geweest met de Maastrichtse Emma Jeanne Regout, die echter in augustus 1918 in Heerlen was overleden. Gregorius was in opleiding voor beeldhouwer en was een zeer actief lid van de Knokploeg-Nijmegen. Hij zocht naar verraders binnen het verzet. Op 10 april 1944 raakte hij zwaar gewond bij een overval met de student Julius Moormann op Duitse militairen en een Duitse Polizeioberinspektor in de Nebo. Hij werd ervan beschuldigd de Oberinspektor te hebben willen beroven en te vermoorden. Deze slaagde erin Muskens neer te schieten. Vier dagen later overleed Muskens in de gevangenis te Arnhem. Muskens lag tot najaar 1969 begraven aan de Daalseweg (24-6-4), daarna op het Ereveld Vredehof. De student Julius Moormann werd in mei 1944 door het Polizeistandgericht in Arnhem ter dood veroordeeld. Op 17 mei 1944 werd hij geëxecuteerd."


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.
Nieskens,
Hendrik Johan Marie
Harrie
∗ 1924-10-11
Kessel (L)
† 1944-12-30
Weert
Kessel - dutch soldier - K.P. - Harrie was a member of the B.S. (Binnenlandse Strijdkrachten = Domestic Forces, an alliance of the three main Dutch resistance organizations officially formed on September 5, 1944) and thus, since he had been a member of an armed group (KP = Knokploeg) until then, the Stoottroepen. These had been set up on September 17-18 as the fighting part of the BS and were used on the stalled front along the Maas River as protection against German infiltration. He was fatally hit by a shell.
wall: left, row 26-03
Reulen,
Albert
Bèr
∗ 1916-11-12
Roermond
† 1944-06-10
Overveen
Roermond - L.O. - K.P. - Ordedienst - Butcher, factory worker and involved in the resistance groups Ordedienst (OD), Landelijke Organisatie voor Hulp aan Onderduikers (LO) and the KP (knokploegen, armed groups) of Roermond and later of Alkmaar, behause Reulen and J.P.H. Frencken moved their area of operations to North Holland in January 1944. See Cammaert VII.II.2. De knokploegen van Helden en Roermond, pp. 767-768. Reulen was arrested on 22 May 1944 and executed in the dunes after his imprisonment in the Weteringschans prison in Overveen.
Report of the Higher SS and Police Chief ‘Nordwest’: “The Police Court has sentenced the following Dutchmen to death: Factory worker Albert Reulen from Roermond and welder Jacobus Frenken from Maasniel. The convicts had participated as members of a terrorist group in the armed robberies of the town hall in Haelen on February 13, 1944, the town hall in Venhuizen on March 18, 1944, and the town hall in Heiloo on May 12, 1944. Food coupons, money, forms for identity cards and other things were stolen in quite large numbers. During the raid on the town hall in Venhuizen, one of the perpetrators shot at the resisting police officer. Thus the convicts are guilty of participation in a clandestine organization, continued sabotage and unauthorized possession of firearms.”
Kruis van Verdienste (Dutch Cross of Merit).
Sources
WO2 Biografieën Netwerk Oorlogsbronnen
Gevallenen Roermond – Achtergrond verhalen (background stories).
Listed on the Oorlogsmonument (war memorial) Roermond.
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Rooyackers /Rooijackers,
Wim A.
∗ 1918-03-13
Heerlen
† 1944-09-05
Vught
Heerlen - early resistance - K.P. - press - police - Wilhelmus Antonius (Wim) Rooijackers was a trade correspondent and a member of the mine police. Almost from the beginning of the war he was involved with prisoners of war who had escaped from Germany. (Cammaert III, p. 217) He also was involved in a failed assassination attempt (Cammaert IV, p. 286) and he was active in the group that distributed the illegal magazine Het Parool in South Limburg. (Cammaert XI, p. 1050) He was busted together with the midwife A.M. Bensen-Offermans, who was liberated in the Maastricht prison raid.
But Wim Rooijackers was one of many executed in Vught on Dolle Dinsdag (Mad Tuesday).
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Sambeek, van
Cornelis
Kees van Maas en Waal
∗ 1921-11-03
Nijmegen
† 1945-04-04
Gemen
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - dutch soldier - L.O. - K.P. - The outskirts of Limburg - Kees had attended secondary school in Nijmegen and had contacts with resistance people there. In the area of the rivers Maas and Waal, west of Nijmegen, there were local and individual resistance activities. But joining a national organization was still pending. In January 1944, Van Sambeek was entrusted with the organization of a new district and thus became district leader of the LO-KP of "Maas en Waal".
As such, he attended a meeting of the LO leaders of the Limburg region. However, this was betrayed. Almost all participants were arrested and most of them died in German concentration camps. Kees was barely able to escape. See the Raid of Weert, link below.
During the approach of the Allies, the LO/KP, the OD and the RVV were merged under the name Binnenlandse Strijdkrachten (Domestic Forces). However, this hardly worked. In September, the armed parts of the resistance were given the opportunity to join the Stoottroepen (literally: shock troops). Kees also became a member there, in the Noord-Brabant commando. The Stoottroepen, initially under the command of the Dutch "Militair Gezag" (military authority), came under Allied command after the liberation of the southern provinces. The Commando Brabant was under English command, the Commando Limburg under that of the U.S. Army. This meant a considerable improvement in armament and other equipment. In the early days of the regiment, the leaders did not know ranks. These individuals had become leaders by virtue of their competencies during the occupation.
During a mission with the Allied forces, Kees was killed in a motorcycle accident.


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Schiphorst,
Tom
∗ 1923-01-01
Heerlen
† 1945-03-09
Mauthausen
Heerlen - Nijmegen - L.O. - K.P. - press - Student - Student at the MTS (technical secondary school), living in Nijmegen. He took care of people in hiding and distributed illegal magazines. He also hid an American pilot. Member of the LO-Maas en Waal. On August 1, 1944 he was arrested and on March 9, 1945 he died in the Mauthausen concentration camp.
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Schortinghuis,
Koos
Bob
∗ 1923-02-14
Delfzijl
† 1945-04-25
Hedel
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Nijmegen - dutch soldier - K.P. - Student - The outskirts of Limburg - Jacobus Reinder Schortinghuis is gesneuveld bij hulp aan geallieerden als lid van de Kon.Ned.Brig.Prinses Irene. Rang: soldaat OVW (Oorlogsvrijwilliger).
Op Bevrijding van Nederland - Nijmegenaren in geallieerde dienst lezen we:

1940-1945 : Koos Schortinghuis maakte deel uit van de Knokploeg Nijmegen onder leiding van Theo Dobbe. Na de bevrijding van Zuid-Nederland sloot hij zich als oorlogsvrijwilliger aan bij de Koninlijke Nederlandse Brigade Prinses Irene. Als stoottroeper sneuvelde hij in april bij Hedel. Een brenguncarrier reed op 25 april ’s avonds midden in het dorp Hedel op de Uithovensestraat op een door de Duitsers er geplaatste mijn. Het vier ton zware rupsvoertuig sloeg over de kop. Soldaat Schortinghuis kwam er half onder terecht en was op slag dood. De andere drie inzittenden raakten gewond. Op 22 april had Montgomery een algeheel aanvalsverbod uitgevaardigd om de voedseltransporten naar de Randstad, toegestaan door Seyss-Inquart, niet in gevaar te brengen. Toch ging de strijd rond Hedel door, waar o.a. Schortinghuis het slachtoffer van werd.

Stadsarchief Nijmegen:

S-Rapport: GI 591; GII 637
Geboren: 1923-02-14 te Delfzijl
Overleden: 1945-04-25
Beroep: Student
Gebeurtenis: STANDPLAATS ONTBREEKT (Groningen, Taco Mesdagplein 16)
Verzetsgroep: KP
Verzetsactiviteiten: Pilotenhulp + KP Nijmegen [in het archief van de redactie van het boek Hoe Groningen streed (2220 - 627) wordt als medewerker alleen de landelijk bekende Theo Dobbe genoemd]
Contactpersonen: Dijkhuis; Tobben
Schuilnamen: Bob van de recherche
Naam: Schortinghuis, Jacobus Reinder (Koos)
Bijzonderheden: Gesneuveld te Hedel (NB) toen hij in dienst van de geallieerden een Brencarrier op een landmijn reed
Vindplaats: Groninger Archieven

2183 Systeemkaarten van verzetsbetrokkenen (OVCG)

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2183 Systeemkaarten van verzetsbetrokkenen (OVCG)
Beschrijving: Catalogus van de systeemkaarten van verzetsbetrokkenen (Oorlogs- en Verzetscentrum Groningen)
Laatste Publicatie: 2004
Bijzonderheden: Toegang van de stichting OVCG
Vindplaats: Groninger Archieven
Categorie: Verzamelingen
Archiefvormer(s): Oorlogs- en Verzetscentrum Groningen (OVCG)
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This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.
Spillenaar Bilgen,
Marinus
∗ 1892-10-25
Salatiga, NOI
† 1944-09-04
Vught
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Nijmegen - L.O. - K.P. - press - The outskirts of Limburg - The pharmacist’s son Marinus Spillenaar Bilgen, as director of the Gelderland paper mill in Nijmegen, supplied large quantities of paper to underground newspapers such as Trouw [2][5] and collected money for the NSF (Nationaal Steun Fonds, National Support Fund [1], which financed the resistance). He was also a member of the Knokploeg (armed group). He studied mechanical engineering in Delft, where the later prominent NSB member Meinoud Rost van Tonningen was his rowing mate. He was arrested on August 7, 1944 in connection with his activities for Trouw and was executed on September 4, 1944 in Herzogenbusch concentration camp. (Article Peter Bak, Trouw newspaper, May 4, 2020 [2])

  1. Nationaal Steun Fonds
  2. Peter Bak: Dit zijn de 196 doden van trouw. Zij die stierven voor de krant
  3. https://oorlogsgravenstichting.nl/persoon/146052/marinus-spillenaar-bilgen
  4. https://www.oorlogsdodennijmegen.nl/persoon/spillenaar%20bilgen/5dd65193-e52c-448e-a860-07941a58ff5d
  5. Wikipedia NL: Trouw (verzetsblad)
  6. Digital Monument

  7. This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.
Ummels,
Anton Hubert
∗ 1894-07-15
Amby
† 1944-08-30
Belfeld
Beesel - Reuver - L.O. - K.P. - police - Antonius Hubertus Ummels had the rank of Opperwachtmeester in the police, which was generally associated with the function of station chief. He belonged to the LO in Reuver, moreover its combat group KP.
Dr. Fred Cammaert wrote (Chapter VIb p. 589): “A truck driver, who had observed the arrest of Pereira by people of the A.K.D. from a distance, hurried to Reuver and informed Verstappen and the opperwachtmeester A.H. Ummels. Both went to Pereira’s diving address. Near the farm of the Janssen family, Pereira’s hosts, a gunfight ensued between A.K.D. man Sabbé, who was on guard outside, and Verstappen. The latter was fatally hit in hiss forehead and chest. Ummels, who arrived a little later, was arrested. Ummels, Pereira and the remains of Verstappen were taken to a barracks in Blerick. … Ummels and Pereira were shot dead by Nitsch and Conrad on the railroad line between Belfeld and Reuver on the orders of Ströbel of the Maastricht Sicherheitspolizei.
in memoriam card”.
More about the very violent AKD-police, see on top of the list of fallen resistants in Venlo, where they were based.
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Verstappen,
Bernardus Petrus Lambertus
∗ 1914-04-23
Reuver
† 1944-08-30
Belfeld
Beesel - K.P. - In the spring of 1944, Ben Verstappen, 30 years old, merchant, residing at Keulscheweg 597 in Reuver, had formed a K.P.(combat group), which was affiliated with the regional K.P.-Noord-Limburg under the leadership of H.J.H. Bouten from Velden. Besides Verstappen, it included Anton Hubert Ummels, J.H. Goossens, G. Janssen, M.J. Pereira, a person in hiding (“diver”) from The Hague, A.M. Roelofs, and B. Hegger. An air-raid shelter on the Patersweg in Belfeld, which had long served as a transit station for escaped Allied prisoners of war, was used as a meeting place. (Cammaert VIb p. 588).
Ben Verstappen was shot at Patersweg in Belfeld (Registry Office Belfeld, document 15/1944). For more see Anton Hubert Ummels.
More in our story Resistance in Valkenburg
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Vries, de
Douwe
Hans
∗ 0000-00-00
† 0000-00-00
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - L.O. - K.P. - The outskirts of Limburg - LO en KP. Na de bevrijding overleden mede ten gevolge van zijn verzetswerk.
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