Sep2012

Arnhem Commemorations 23 september 2012

On sunday morning we went to the Airborne Cemetery in Oosterbeek with Harry Dicken and James Singer. The weather was good. We talked to many people before and after the service.

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Sep2012

Threat to demolish Auschwitz barrack

A barrack which belonged to the concentration camp Auschwitz-Monowitz in Poland is being threatened with demolition. The structure had been displaced to be used as a shed. The present owner seems to intent to tear down the very much worn out wooden construction.

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Sep2012

Arnhem Commemorations 22 september 2012

On 22 september 2012 Arjan Vrieze went to the annual Airborne dropping and commenmoration on Ginkel Heath together with Harry Dicken (10e bataljon) and James Singer.

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Sep2012

Arnhem Commemorations 21 september 2012

Today we took Harry Dicken and his grandson James on a tour along the places that had been during the Battle of Arnhem. We started and ended at Ginkel Heath.

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Sep2012

Arnhem Commemorations 20 september 2012

Today STIWOT-volunteer Arjan Vrieze went out with his guests Harry Dicken, veteran of the 10th battalion and his grandson James. First we went to the Landing zones S, X and Z. Then to the memorial in Heelsum. The Airborne Museum in Oosterbeek was next.

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Sep2012

Photo report Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

On 7 september Arjan Vrieze together with 3 Dutch friends took Arthur 'Alf' Bone to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Alf was war time pilot, flying with the RAF. He first flew Whitleys, then Anti Submarine missions in Wellingtons with Coastal Command. In 1944 converted to the Dakota. With 271 Squadron he flew 3 missions to Arnhem. Between VE-day and VJ-day Alf flew the Dakota in Birma. Al together 1400 flying hours in 3 years time. Alf and Arjan are friends since the 65th commemoration of the Battle of Arnhem in 2009. The history of Alf with RAF is briefly mentioned in the Haynes Manual for the Douglas DC-3 Dakota ISBN978 0 85733 070 3.

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Jul2012

Non-persons in the main menu WW2Awards

As from now, the recipients of decorations that are no persons, are also available through the main menu of the website.

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May2012

WW2Awards growing further each day

The WW2Awards website keeps on growing by the day. Most of this is due to the additions of our visitors and the hard work of our volunteers. Every now and then we reach a number of highlights with these additions.

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Mar2012

"New" date of death found for Alfred Meinigke

Up till now in literature and on the internet is was mentioned that Oberstleutnant, and as Major recipient of the Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes and Deutsches Kreuz in Gold, Alfred Meinigke, died at Sanko 2/327 Glebowka, Soviet Union on September 27th, 1943. From the Nachmeldung zur Tagesmeldung XIII. Armeekorps vom 28.09.1943, of which we now own a scan, has been discovered that Alfred Meinigke actually died on September 28th, 1943.

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Dec2011

Sources

For the information on this website we use many primary sources. Help of our visitors with this information is very welcome. Do you own any documents with awarding information on decorations in relation to the Second World War, we would be very pleased to be able to receive a scan of them.

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Sep2011

Helping with this website?

This website now contains over 45.000 names. However many more recipients of decorations are awaiting to be entered to the database. To be able to do this, new volunteers are more than welcome. If you think you will be able to make a contribution to the website by adjusting, renewing or adding to the contents, please contact us about the possibilities.

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