Netherlands Battalion - Korean War


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Entry: 96921
Subject: DUTCH KOREAN WAR

Angela cierpiot wrote on December 9, 2018


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship:

Comments: My father Antonius Henrikus Kroon served but cannot find any information about his service. Any information would be greatly appreciated. He was a sniper.

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Entry: 95421
Subject: DUTCH BATTALION KOREAN WAR

Jacqueline Fraser SENIOR wrote on March 25, 2018


City and State: MALENY. QLD IF ANYONE

Unit: NONE

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father served in Korean War as a veteran I never knew him would like to know more about him if anyone knew him or met him he died Ln 1965

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Entry: 92982
Subject: SEARCHING WEAPON BROTHER

Josje Koenen-van der Bol SR wrote on April 9, 2016


City and State: BIDDINGHUIZEN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Searching for DORUS POTJES,
wapenbroeder van Guus Twisterling, Den Haag 1928-Korea 1951.

Keywords: van Heutz regiment,
Indian Head.
Dutch regiment,
Inje 1 juni 1951.



Entry: 90987
Subject: FOR INFORMATION

Ian De Bruyn wrote on April 15, 2015


City and State:

Unit: RAE

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hi All,

Just discovered this site,

My father served in Korea with the Dutch Battalion at the beginning. So people who might have known him he passed away in 2012, Hi Name is Cornelius (Kees) De Bruijn

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Entry: 90138
Subject: LOOKING FOR MY FATHER

Ilia Kemp wrote on December 4, 2014


City and State: DORDRECHT

Unit: DUTCH NAVY

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I know al Europeans were fighting by US command My dad served in the Dutch Navy but
the Dutch Navy refuse to give me any information, I have to wait another 40 years
they say

Keywords: Theo Kemp born 18-05 -1933 Nickname Jimmy



Entry: 88857
Subject: JAN BEHET

Jan Behet SR. wrote on May 9, 2014


City and State: ARNHEM

Unit: DUTCH VAN HEUTSZ

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm looking for persons who have met or know my father.
My father was Jacobus Behet and served in the Korean War by Van Heutsz regiment from
1950-1953.

Keywords: Van Heutsz Regiment from The Netherlands



Entry: 88341
Subject: TROOP CARRIERS KOREAN WAR

Veronica Michaelson wrote on February 17, 2014


City and State: BALRANALD NS

Unit: CREW IN DUTCH MERCHANT NAVY

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: Hallo. I am trying to find some information for a close family friend who remembers being on a troop carrier in Korea in 1951. His memory is a bit vague as to which ship he was on, but he was a crew member on the Waterman, Zuider Kruis and Groote Beer in at least 1951 until he migrated to Australia in 1952. He has a small photograph of himself standing behind an American serviceman pretending to pour water on the serviceman out of a watering can as a joke. The photo is captioned SS Waterman 1951 Korea. We have found no reference to any of the abovenamed three ships being seconded from being ordinary freight carriers to Dutch troop carriers at any time during the Korean War. My friend, Ary van Zanten has been invited to join the Australian Returned Servicemen's League but needs to prove his war service. Apparently the time he spent in the Dutch Resistance is not sufficient but as a crew member on a Dutch troop carrier is, so he needs to provide the evidence. Ary is now in his mid 80s so of course time is running out. Any information would be of great help to us.
Many thanks in anticipation of any reply.

Keywords: SS Waterman, SS Zuider Kruis, SS Groote Beer, merchant navy,Dutch freighters in Korea, Victory Class Ships



Entry: 84192
Subject: KOREAN WAR

Valerie Schouten wrote on September 18, 2012


City and State: DENVER PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father in law, Willem Schouten served in the Korean war. He
moved to us after. Trying to find out if his widow is entitled to any
kind of benefits. Please, any help would be appreciated.Thank you

Keywords: Willem Schouten



Entry: 79429
Subject: LT.

Luc Van Poelje wrote on June 26, 2011


City and State: AMSTERDAM

Unit: UN NETHERLANDS BATTALION

Service or Relationship: United Nations

Comments: I hope anyone with knowledge or a faint memory of (Gerrit) "Duck" van Poelje, a Dutch Infantry Lt. (platoon leader) or maybe later a Captain. He was awarded the bronze star I remember.
I would be very grateful if you could share any memory you may have. Duck has died in 2007. I hope to learn more about his time there. Obviously, time is running out and online resources are rare.

Keywords: Netherlands, Infantry, Patrol Patrouille, Chinese invasion, Rescue, wounded, G.L. van Poelje, attack, looking for, united nations, dutch, netherlands, den haag, v.o.k.s.



Entry: 77849
Subject: VOORSTELLEN

Wim Walet SR. wrote on February 13, 2011

Email Update Needed



City and State: ALMERE NE

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: zoek hollanders die in korea geweest zijn.

Keywords: wonju, hoengsong, hill 325, stinkey hill etc.



Entry: 76349
Subject: VAN DORENMALEN AND KOIA

Francoise Faulkner wrote on October 6, 2010


City and State: BRUTON

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: A friend of mine whose father fought during the Korean war with the
Dutch "Indiian Head" contingent has a picture of her father with a
young Korean girl who was "adopted" by the Dutch contingent at some
time during the Korean war.

The soldier on the picture is
Hendricus Adrianus Cornelis van Dorenmalen. He enlisted twice.

And the little girl on the picture was known as "Koia".
Koia would be in her sixties now.

We are wondering if anyone remembers the little girl "Koia" and
perhaps even knows what became of her.
To get in touch with "Koia" would be a dream come true for my friend.

Any other relevant information would also be welcome.


I thank you for your help,

Françoise Faulkner-Trine

Keywords: Van Dorenmalen, Koia, Indian Head, 38th infantry, Netherlands
detachment, dutch, Marnemen



Entry: 74821
Subject: PIETER SWART

Maria Swart wrote on May 26, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Mijn man heeft gevochten in Korea maar weet niks over wanneer.Twee namen die ik herinner zijn pater van de Vrande en Peet van Haalem. Hij is pas geleden overleden op Paas zaterdag en nu willen zijn kinderen graag informatie hebben. Zijn naam was Pieter Swart geboren Amsterdam 23/1/29. Hij is naar australia gekomen in 1964.

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Entry: 56027
Subject: MARINE

Wilma Laan wrote on February 28, 2006


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Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: Veteranendagen 2006

Ook in 2006 zullen de krijgsmachtdelen weer hun jaarlijkse Veteranendag hebben. De onderstaande categorieën veteranen kunnen zich in 2006 aanmelden voor deze dag. Een aanmeldformulier hiervoor zal te zijner tijd bij de Checkpoint worden gevoegd.

Koninklijke Marine - 13 juli 2006
Nederlands-Indië veteranen van de Koninklijke Marine in de periode 1945-1950. Nederlands Nieuw Guinea Veteranen van de Koninklijke Marine in de periode 1945-1962 en de Korea Veteranen van de Koninklijke Marine aan boord van oorlogsschepen in de periode 1950-1955.

Koninklijke Landmacht - 1 juni 2006
Nederlands-Indië veteranen van de Koninklijke Landmacht in de periode 1945-1950. Nederlands Nieuw Guinea Veteranen van de Koninklijke Landmacht in de periode 1945-1962 en Korea Veteranen van de Koninklijke Landmacht van het Nederlands Detachement VN in de periode 1950-1955.

Koninklijke Luchtmacht - 13 en 14 september 2006
Alle Veteranen van de Koninklijke Luchtmacht inclusief de Militaire Luchtvaart in de periode 1940 tot heden.

Koninklijke Marechaussee - 29 september 2006
Alle Veteranen van de Koninklijke Marechaussee, inclusief Korps Politietroepen en het Korps Militaire Politie in de periode 1940 tot heden.

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Entry: 55392
Subject: ROYAL NETHERLANDS ARMY

Dick Dirven JR. wrote on January 25, 2006


City and State: MAARSSEN

Unit: ROYAL NETHERLANDS ARMY

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father is a korea veteran served by the Royal Netherlands Army and served by the 2e indianhead inf. division. His name is Dirk Hendrikus karel Dirven army no.30.11.01.111
My father would like to hear from anyone that may have served in Korea with him.

I`am the son and my name is D.H.A.Dirven I`am a reserve Sergeant Majoor, and serving by the Royal Netherlands Army "Korps Nationale Reserve"

Keywords: 1951-1952
Army no. 30.11.01.111



Entry: 44733
Subject: HENRY VAN MIL, DUTCH VETERAN

Gerard De Meijer wrote on July 24, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I am recently acquainted with the daughter of a former Korea veteran, who served for two periods. I never had the opportunity to know him, but like very much to know whether there are people who have known Henry van Mil and can tell something of his where-abouts during that period. Both family and me would be very gratefull.

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Entry: 39880
Subject: WLADEK BEDRYLO

Maria Holton (Wooldridge) wrote on January 10, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: NOTTINGHAM

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: can any one help me with imformationabout my father wladek bedrylo he was polish and served with the raf in ww11 then i belive went to korea and my have been killed there his service number was 705692 for the raf so this i assume would still be his service number he was sent from canada to the uk during 1944 to finnish his flying training and was in 300 and 301 sqd he was then sent to korea i think by the uk to fight with the un i would be very gratful for any imformation that i can find maria

Keywords: air craft nick name waddi friends jan severan



Entry: 29194
Subject: INTERVIEW DUTCH KOREAN VETERAN

Joop Van Dop wrote on October 31, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Gentlemen,

I would very much like to ask some questions to a Dutch Korea veteran.
This because It could be part of a book I'm gonna write.
If possible via e-mail. We can write in Dutch or English.
Thank you

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Entry: 28977
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFORMATION

Remy Smit wrote on October 22, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: United Nations Veteran - Korea

Comments: Does anyone know my grandfather Harry Smit from the Dutch Bat? If someone has any information about him it would be greatly appreciated. I heard he was a scout in the the Dutch Bat but I`m not sure about that.

Thanks,
Remy Smit

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Entry: 25444
Subject: DUTCH NAVY UNITS IN KOREA?

David Jongen wrote on May 14, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I read a lot about the Dutch Battalion here, but nothing about Naval units. My father served in Korea on shore bombardment duty, anyone else out there?

Keywords: Dutch Naval Units in Korea



Entry: 23349
Subject: GREETINGS

Christiaan Dekker wrote on February 21, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: United Nations Veteran - Korea

Comments: my father Christian Dekker was in korea with the dutch bat. after the chinees atack. a want to greet you al and learn more about this good site. my father is stil alive (his longs are not to wel but his hobby -his garden keeps him going.

greeting from Chris

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Entry: 23142
Subject: ELCOPO

Chris Coli wrote on February 14, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: ZOETERMEER

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Father Chris Coli served twice in the Korean
war, as a dutch volunteer, he died 11 august 1965

I don't remember much about what he told me about
this war, the only thing remains are his medals and pictures, and his story about a bar he and two others where running under the name ELCOPO !
Like to hear if anyone knows about him.

thnx Chris

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Entry: 18227
Subject: VAN HEUTSZ

Jean Pierre Van Eck wrote on July 24, 2001


City and State: EDMONTON AB

Unit: NDVN REGIMENT VAN HEUTSZ

Service or Relationship: United Nations Veteran - Korea

Comments: Hi comrades:

Being a guest of the Korean Government last October 2000, I could not believe my eyes when we landed in Seoul. What a difference from 1953 till the present. of all the changes from a country that was completely demolished to now a World City.I'm sure that everyone who served in Korea could be proud of the changes that happened in Korea. It's just to bad that we had to leave so many of our comrades behind us, but they are well looked after. "May God bless them all"

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Entry: 18224
Subject: NDVN REGIMENT VAN HEUTSZ

Jean Pierre Van Eck wrote on July 24, 2001


City and State: EDMONTON AB

Unit: NDVN REGIMENT VAN HEUTSZ

Service or Relationship: United Nations Veteran - Korea

Comments:

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Entry: 11961
Subject: ROYAL NETHERLANDS NAVY

John Wolf wrote on September 24, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: SARNIA ON

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: June 1953 until Nov.1954.
Navy.

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Entry: 11305
Subject: LOOKING FOR VETERANS OF KOREA 1951-1952

Jo-Ann Bartlett wrote on August 27, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: AP

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father would like to hear from anyone that may have served in Korea with him.
He is is contact with Kees Houniet, Kees Baars in Holland.
Joop (John) migrated to Australia from Korea.
You may contact me(daughter)and I will pass on any information you send.

Keywords: April 1951-April 1952 Name Johannes (Joop) Rietveld, MEDIC withC company 38th Regiment.
Awarded the Bronze star at Inje.



Entry: 6934
Subject: ROYAL NETHERLANDS ARMY

Dick Dirven wrote on February 13, 2000


City and State: MAARSSEN AL

Unit: ROYAL NETHERLANDS ARMY

Service or Relationship: Army

Comments: My father is a korea veteran served by the Royal Netherlands Army and served by the 2e indianhead inf. division his name is Dirk hendrikus karel Dirven army no.30.11.01.111

I`am a reserve Coporal 1e klass D.H.A.Dirven serve by the Royal Netherlands Army "Korps Nationale Reserve"

Keywords: ?



Entry: 1017
Subject: FATHER SERVED

Robert Kaya wrote on November 20, 1998

Email Update Needed



City and State: ALMERE

Unit:

Service or Relationship:

Comments: I AM INTERESTED IN THIS SITE, AS MY DAD WAS A CAPTAIN IN THE DUTCH UN DIVISION VAN HEUTZ.

HE WAS ALSO REWARDED THE BRONZE STAR FOR BRAVERY IN ACTION.

HE IS NOW RETIRED AS A LT.-COLONEL, AND HE IS A MEMBER OF VOK , THE DUTCH VETERANS.

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