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Information wanted on the following persons and subjects.

General
In Genealogy studies primary documents are of the essence. Sources like Birthdocuments and -announcemnts, (or documents of marriage and death) Photo's and letters, etc. have proved to be very valuable not only for facts of the person involved, but it also gives a lot of details about relatives. Photo's also give a good impression of the time and place where persons have lived, worked, etc.

Of course it is not our intention to ask for these original documents. No, we would rather ask you to make a digital copy by scanning those documents. Sent them by mail to Hans.suijs[at]hetnet.nl (please replace [at] in this webaddress by an @ . I do this to avoid that search engines discover my mailadress)
PLease describe the documents in the mail with dates, places and names of the persons involved.
Many thanks in advance

Hans Suijs


More Specific
Sometimes we want to know a little bit more about persons that are already known. These specific questions are raised in
Help me.
Many thanks in advance

Hans Suijs

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Research related to liberators of the Southern part of the Netherlands.
While working on Genealogy, I discovered a ery interesting story about the liberation of the Southern part of my country. In this story relatives played an important role. This has lead to an in depth study about the liberation of Southern Limburg (by American troops) and Brabant (by English troops).
In Heerlen there were at least three locations where soldiers could rest for a couple of days. After a 100 day journey of fighting from Omaha beach via France, Belgium most of them could have a short brake in Heerlen. I'm lookinf for fotographs and more stories of that aerea. Precise definition of the locations could be essential in the investigation.

One specific soldier plays an important role in the story. But we only know his first name: Lionel. He must have served in the 30th Infantry Division. I have investigated more than 20.000 names, but only 6 of them have a first name Lionel. From each of them i found some details in the "enlistment records". They are:

Name: Details:
Aprill Lionel J. ARMY SERIAL NUMBER: 38171606 / RESIDENCE: COUNTY ORLEANS LOUISIANA / DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR: 20-05-1942 / YEAR OF BIRTH: 1914 / MARITAL STATUS Single, without dependents
Belanger Lionel P. ARMY SERIAL NUMBER: 32970213 / RESIDENCE: BRONX NEW YORK / DATE OF ENLISTMENT: 15-06-1943 / NATIVITY NEW HAMPSHIRE / YEAR OF BIRTH: 1906 / MARITAL STATUS Married
Copeland Lionel O. ARMY SERIAL NUMBER: 34670900 / RESIDENCE: BERTIE NORTH CAROLINA / DATE OF ENLISTMENT: 30-03-1943 / NATIVITY NORTH CAROLINA / YEAR OF BIRTH: 1922 / MARITAL STATUS Single, without dependents
Nadeau Lionel A. ARMY SERIAL NUMBER: 31399700 / RESIDENCE: ANDROSCOGGIN MAINE / DATE OF ENLISTMENT: 02-11-1943 / NATIVITY MAINE / YEAR OF BIRTH: 1912 / MARITAL STATUS Married
Nadeau Lionel A. ARMY SERIAL NUMBER: 31316922 / RESIDENCE: AROOSTOOK MAINE / DATE OF ENLISTMENT: 03-02-1943 / NATIVITY MAINE / YEAR OF BIRTH: 1916 / MARITAL STATUS Single, without dependents
Soucy Lionel G. ARMY SERIAL NUMBER: 31109150 / RESIDENCE: HILLSBOROUGH NEW HAMPSHIRE / DATE OF ENLISTMENT: 27-05-1942 / NATIVITY NEW HAMPSHIRE / YEAR OF BIRTH: 1916 / MARITAL STATUS Single, without dependents

If somebody has any idea how to proceed to get in touch with nearby relatives please contact me. A formal request to the American army is possible, but not yet the right step.

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Rabou
All information about this family is welcome.

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Sixma
He was killed bij the Germans in august 1944 in Camp Vught, 2 months before the liberation of "s-Hertogenbosch and Vught. I would like to get detai;ls about his activities in the resistance.

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Any contribution is welcome
How little the information might look, i'm very thankfull for sending me any detail or good advice.
Thanks in advance

Hans Suijs

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