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Memorial on the Geldersedijk at Hattem

This memorial commemorates 6 people who were executed on this location by the Germans on 4 April 1945.

Background people
* Serjeant John Patrick Standidge Austin (England)
soldier, member Jedburgh team.
* Gerrit Bertus (Ben) Buunk, born in Boxtel (December 4, 1917)
secret agent sent from England. Reburied on the Honorary Field in Loenen on October 15, 2015.
* Dirk van Diepen, born in Wezep, profession worker
for an economic offense.
* Dirk Eskes, born in Deventer,
signals officer RVV, radio commander for the Dutch government.
* Floris van der Laaken, born in Hilversum, radio technician
leader broadcast network
* Gerrit van Unen, born in Wezep,
for an economic offense.

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  • Text: Wolter Noordman
  • Photos: Arjan Vrieze (1, 2, 3), Dick de Bruijne (4), (5, 6, 7, 8)
  • 'De vijftien Executies ', Wolter Noordman