During Operation Market Garden in September 1944 the village of Oosterbeek was heavily damaged. General Roy Urquhart had his headquarters at Hotel Hartenstein.

The village is also home to the Airborne Monument and the Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery.

The Ginkelse Heide was also known as “Dropzone Y” during Operation Market Garden. Paratroopers from the British 4th Parachute Brigade would be dropped here on the 18th of September 1944. A Scottish Battalion from the dropzone near Wolfheze did not manage to secure Dropzone Y, this meant that the Paratroopers would be fired upon while jumping from their planes.

On the Ginkelse Heide there are also remains from a WW1 Belgian Refugee camp, since The Netherlands was neutral in the 1st WW a lot of Belgians (about 1 million) would flee to the Netherlands.

Het Nationaal Ereveld Loenen is een erebegraafplaats in Loenen, Gelderland. In 1949 werd deze begraafplaats officieel geopend door prinses Wilhelmina.

Op de begraafplaats liggen bijna 4000 Nederlandse oorlogsslachtoffers begraven, zij verloren hun leven tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog of tijdens gewelddadige conflicten daarna.

Photos from my visit to the Argonne and Verdun region on the 5th of August 2020.

– Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof Romagne-sous-Montfaucon
– American Military Cemetery Romagne-sous-Montfaucon
– Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof Apremont
– Pennsylvania Memorial, Varennes-en-Argonne
– Original trenches & (closed) entrance to Der Kaiser-Tunnel, Forêt domaniale de Haute Chevauchée
– Ossuary, memorial and mine crater. Forêt domaniale de Haute Chevauchée
– Butte de Vauqois – Monument Mort Homme, Chattancourt
– Ossuaire de Douaumont
– André Maginot Memorial

Hello everyone,

Thank you for visiting my personal website. Currently the site is still under construction, I am trying to figure what layout is the best to work with since I will be posting a lot of photos. 

You can expect a lot of photos that are related to historical things. There will also be two pages dedicated to Pvt. Andrew Miller and Pfc. Clyde H. Whisner, my sister and I adopted and take care of the graves of these two soldiers who are burried at the American Military Cemetery in Margraten, The Netherlands.