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Jan Bos from Nijmegen, Holland (#47634285)
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Bio Photo Jan Bos is a police officer in his hometown Nijmegen in Holland. He is an amateur World War Two historian to the 82nd Airborne Division and Troop Carriers. The 82nd liberated Nijmegen during the so-called operation Market Garden, starting 17 September 1944. The paratroopers and glidermen from the 82nd Airborne Division could not do their job without the support of the crewmembers of the Troop Carrier transport planes, dropping the paratroopers and towing the CG-4A Waco gliders.

Am a member of the Historical Section of the National Liberation Museum in Groesbeek, Holland. Working on temporary American cemeteries in North Africa and Europe. Am also a member of the Groesbeek Airborne Friends.

Have adopted several graves at Margraten (Holland) and Henri Chapelle (Belgium) Cemeteries.

I have witten a book about the 376th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division.

Currently doing research about the invasion of Sicily. D-Day for operation Husky was 10 July 1943. Intend to write a book on the temporary American cemetery GELA on Sicily, where over 1,200 Americans were buried in the 1943-1944 period. I hope to finish the book on 10 July 2013, 70th anniversary of operation Husky.

I am looking for the men's and women's pictures killed in Sicily during World War Two, all kind of data/reports and pictures of the individual graves of the Gela cemetery. Also pictures of their graves in the United States or in the Sicily Rome and Florence cemeteries in Europe.

Update per 1 September 2013: am still working on the GELA book project, the Index of Names is finished, I have all the names of over 1,200 men and women buried at GELA complete, I know where they were buried then and now, have written several chapters, think four to five chapters still to go (friendly fire, Troop Carriers, 82nd Airborne Division, repatriation), have to buy several pictures and hope to finish the book at the end of the year.

Update 2015 - have not finished the book yet, still working on it, hope to finish it summer 2015
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Added by ShaneO on Jan 19, 2015 8:15 PM
Eric Kreft
RE: Lt Raymond A. Runzel and crew
Yes you can use the photo.
Added by Eric Kreft on Jan 19, 2015 2:08 PM
RE: Lieutenant Kurt B. Klee
Yes, of course you can use them. It would be an honor. Although, I would like to re-take the photos without the date on them. If you could give me a couple of days and I'll take care of it. Thank you.

Added by NLColes on Dec 22, 2014 10:29 AM
Bobby Hunt
RE: Group Burial Zachary Taylor National Cemetery
Jan, I remember our conversation from before, and want to wish you and yours a very Happy Holidays. Please feel free to use any photo that you need at any time that you need it. Receiving credit is not necessary, but appreciate your thinking of me.

Nice to hear from you, and still looking forward to reading the book.

Added by Bobby Hunt on Dec 21, 2014 8:05 AM
Rich H.
RE: Lt Raux

They have a form you can submit with your question, see address below:

Added by Rich H. on Dec 21, 2014 5:38 AM
Rich H.
RE: 2Lt Raymond Paul Raux

Hi, I'm not related. I randomly found the grave of Doris Katherine Strobridge Steffens while taking pictures at Mt. pleasant one day. I saw she had a Daughter of the American Revolution marker on her grave and tried to connect her with her family as best as I could.


Rich H.
Added by Rich H. on Dec 21, 2014 3:41 AM
A Brown
RE: Sgt Edward R. Bucher Jr
Yes, You have my permission to use the photo of Sgt Bucher.
Added by A Brown on Sep 20, 2014 9:51 AM
Michael Scambelluri
Jan, Feel free to use the photos. Paul
Added by pjt on Sep 03, 2014 1:04 PM
Michael Scambelluri
Hello Jan, I was able to get the grave photos you requested for him. Interesting story. Glad I could help. Paul Turner USMC, In Country 69-70.
Added by pjt on Sep 02, 2014 3:43 PM
Pat Sager
Permission to use picture
Mr. Bos, I was reading through my messages and you sent one to me last year and I'm not sure that I apologies and I hope it's not too late for your GELA book but you asked if you could use the picture of the grave of Seaman First Class John H. Jones. I believe that if one puts a picture on findagrave that it is for anyone to use but by all means, use the picture any way you like. It is nice of you to offer to credit me for the picture but it's not necessary. Good luck with your books.

Pat Sager
Satsuma, Alabama
Added by Pat Sager on Aug 21, 2014 10:39 PM
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