Thinking of my Uncle, George Owen Kunkle, who died in the torpedo attack on the USS Erie near Willemstad, Curacao, November 12, 1942. God Bless George and all of the selfless, brave heroes who have given their all to defend others from evil.
Ik ben blij verrast de naam van mijn vader te zien. Ik heb een foto van hem als schutter. Bedankt
De naam van de schutter stamboeknummer 1604 moet zijn Enico Amabel SEVERINA. Dus niet 'Emco'. Ik ben een van zijn kinderen.
Thanks to the chance meeting of this website, I have begun to discover previously unknown data about my ancestor Henri Carbonell. I hope that from this testimony, I can reveal more information about Henri's life. Many thanks for your job.
Your site has solved a lingering question about how my father's best friend Henri Carbonell died. We knew it was an accident but we didn't know where or what exactly occurred. Thank you for your help.
Mijn oudoom KAPTEYN, Dirk Willem Wireless Operator, ss El Libertador, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM) Sittard (Nederland), 31 maart 1918 Curaçao, 25 augustus 1940 Begraven protestantse begraafplaats Roodeweg, Willemstad (Curaçao). Later overgebracht naar Nederlandse Oorlogsbegraafplaats Loenen, Apeldoorn (Nederland) Ik heb een foto van hem. Als je wilt kan ik de foto sturen.
Also survivor: Beaujon, Cornelis Hendrik (Boei) Born; Curacao, 14 November 1915 Survived torpedoed CSM tanker Rosalia, 28-7-43 as 3rd officer. In 1952 when he was a harbor pilot in Curacao he met the first officer of the U-615 that shot the torpedoes. He was the captain of a German freighter that he piloted into the harbor. Jaap Beaujon, his son in Aruba.
My father was sailing as a merchant seaman for the Curacaosche Scheepvaart Maatschappij / CSM from 1942 to 1947 and now I am looking for information I would like to know in what year they delivered OORLOGSDIENST KOOPVAARDIJ 1940-1945 if there is any documentation available photographs if you can help me
My grandfather was buried in Curacao until transferred in 1947 to the National Cemetery in Puerto Rico. What would have happened to the grave marker after he was transferred? Thank you for your time.
His name is Jose Valentinus Lourens
Yesterday, the 16th of April 2019 my father who was a 'schutter' died at the age of 96 years. He may have been the last living 'schutter' who defended his island during second World War.
I'm currently writing an article for the Ñapa, the cultural supplement of The Amigoe newspaper, about the cultural influence and changes WWII brought about in Aruba.
I am very surprised to see my fathers name . Marius Ludwig LONT
I lived with my parents at Curacao in the 1960s. Written an article about Dutch Antilles in WW II; see URL page: https://www.ipms.nl/180-artikelen/nedmil/2540-antillen-ww2-english
Dear Jos, thanks for the new entry on your website on the Voluntary Military Corps of the Netherlands Antilles.
My grandfather was George Owen Kunkle and I believe you have the wrong picture of him. He is to the left of the gentleman you have posted in the baseball game photograph. I have a scanned picture of him in uniform if you would like me to send it. Best regards