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Bongaerts, Charles Marie Hubert Joseph

    Date of birth:
    August 7th, 1909 (Venlo, the Netherlands)
    Date of death:
    November 23rd, 1944 (Neuengamme, Germany)
    Dutch (1815-present, Kingdom)


    Charles Bongaerts was the brother of Jo Bongaerts.
    He was deputy inspector of police and commander of the Heerlen firebrigade; he was a member of the KP in Heerlen and worked in particular for the Hannibal line (help for pilots). He was arrested on November 6th ,1944, following provocation by a certain Vastenhout. He died November 23rd, 1944 in concentrationcamp Ladelund (Neuengamme) or Sandborstel.

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    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    January 18th, 1947
    Medal of Freedom