Kerkrade, Netherlands 1945-1945 & 2006

During 2006 the Winter of 1944-1945, my father was stationed at Kerkrade, Netherlands, on the Dutch/German border. The G.I.s were housed in a monestery and were located just a short distance from the Siegfried Line. In October of 2006 we visited the Netherlands (see photos) and, with the help of a local geography teacher, were able to locate the sites Dad photographed during his stay. The American Cemetery near Kerkrade has a map showing the location of Aachen, the major German city just over the border from Kerkrade. Dad was stationed at Kerkrade during the Battle of the Bulge which was in the Ardennes, just to the south of Aachen. See some of Dad's other WWII photos here.

Map at American Cemetery
Map at American Cemetery
Kerkrade is in the south.
Kerkrade is in the south.
January 1, 1945
January 1, 1945
Kerkrade
Kerkrade
January 1, 1945
January 1, 1945
Kerkrade
Kerkrade
Roberta at the same front door
Roberta at the same front door
Kerkrade
Kerkrade
Kerkrade
Kerkrade
With Dutch geography teacher
With Dutch geography teacher
Kerkrade
Kerkrade
Norm at Kerkrade
Norm at Kerkrade
Front entrance
Front entrance
Kerkrade
Kerkrade
Kerkrade
Kerkrade
Kerkrade
Kerkrade
Kerkrade
Kerkrade
Kerkrade
Kerkrade
From area where building use to be.
From area where building use to be.
Mountain of coal tailings
Mountain of coal tailings
"Dragon's teeth" & power lines
"Dragon's teeth" & power lines
"Dragon's teeth" & power lines
"Dragon's teeth" & power lines
"Dragon's teeth" & power lines
"Dragon's teeth" & power lines
Siegfried Line
Siegfried Line
Siegfried Line
Siegfried Line
"Dragon's teeth" & power lines
"Dragon's teeth" & power lines
Siegfried Line
Siegfried Line
Siegfried Line
Siegfried Line
Dragon's teeth
Dragon's teeth
Siegfried Line
Siegfried Line
Siegfried Line
Siegfried Line
Siegfried Line, near Kerkrade
Siegfried Line, near Kerkrade
Norm Siegfried Line
Norm Siegfried Line
Kerkrade
Kerkrade
Kerkrade
Kerkrade
IMG_3284.JPG
IMG_3284.JPG
Rolduc, where hospital was located
Rolduc, where hospital was located
American WWII Cemetery, Limburg
American WWII Cemetery, Limburg
IMG_3277.JPG
Plaque of EU Unification
Dutch/German border
Dutch/German border