In 1946 the four Americans from the glider ‘Queen-City’ where relocated to another cemetery in the Netherlands together with another American soldier that was buried on the St Petrus banden cemetery. Four where buried at the American cemetery in Margraten in the province of Limburg. F/O Noel McCann was returned to the USA and buried in Kentucky.
Occupants of the Queen-City:
Mc Cann, Noel Clarence.
Pilot f/o, Nr.T122016 age, ?
Norwood, Ohio, USA/ Kentuky, Amerika
Hiltunen, Ray J.
1e.Lt, Nr.01103214 age, ?
Tower, Hennepin County Minnesota, USA/ Margraten, NL K-6-16 Decoration, Purple Heart
Le may, Robert J.
Tec./5, Nr.36239073 age, 32
Kimberly, Wisconsin, USA/ Margraten, NL L-9-11 Decoration, Purple Heart
Carson, Raymond L.
Driver/Pvt., Nr.36176352 age, ?
Michigan, USA/ Margraten, NL M-19-1 Decoration, Purple Heart
The fifth American soldier that was buried on the St Petrus banden cemetery had been aboard a C-47 Skytrain that crash landed in Oisterwijk on 23 September 1944. It was Staff Sergeant Jerauld I. Cutts of the 96 Squadron, 440 Troop Carrier Group, U.S. Army Air Force.
The names of the occupants of the Queen-City and other allied casualties killed at Oisterwijk were engraved in a plaque that was placed in the wall of a little chapel dedicated to the Holy Marie. This chapel named ‘Maria Chapel’ is situated on the border of the two villages Oisterwijk and Moergestel.
Also German soldiers that died in Oisterwijk where buried on the St Petrus banden cemetery. After the war there were 53 German graves in the cemetery. Also these soldiers were relocated after the war and buried on the German cemetery in Ysselstein Limburg. Even some Russian Prisoners of War were buried on the St Petrus banden cemetery, but how many of them, and what happened to their graves, is not known. Dokter Desain and Pastor van Kemenade are also buried here.
There are still 14 war graves on the cemetery at the St. Petrus church. Most of these soldiers were killed at Oisterwijk around the time of the liberation. There were more soldiers buried in this cemetery but they were relocated after the liberation of Holland. This was done either on request of their governments or at the request of their families. Today the empty spots between the individual graves mark their former resting places. There is also a soldiers grave at the protestant cemetery at Oisterwijk.
A few of the soldiers who are buried in Oisterwijk were wounded in action during battles near the Belgium border. Sometimes soldiers stayed behind during the battle or were captured when their positions were overrun by their enemy. The Germans had captured a few wounded soldiers and they somehow ended up in the German field dressing station in Oisterwijk. Its said that these soldiers were not adequately cared for and some were left to die in the hallways of the station.
The names of the allied soldiers buried in Oisterwijk:
Protestant cemetery in Oisterwijk:
Kirk, Robert, Edward, R E.
Corporal, 4613918, Gordon Highlanders, 28/01/1945, 23 jaar
St. Petus banden catholic cemetery:
Clark, Gordon, G.
Private, 14430056, Lincolnshire Regiment, 08/10/1944, age 19
Gibbs, George, G.
Private, 4926585, Seaforth Highlanders, 26/10/1944, age 35
Grimshaw, Barry, B.
Private, 14723544, Seaforth Highlanders, 26/10/1944, age 18
Gunn, William, Alexander, W A.
Lieutenant, 293194, Seaforth Highlanders, 26/10/1944, age 27
Hamilton, Archibald, Claude, A C.
Major, 44103, Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment), 26/10/1944, age 36
Moony, Francis, Joseph, F J.
Private, 1800311, Seaforth Highlanders, 26/10/1944, age 23
Morrison, Normann, N.
Trooper, 14239780, Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C. 02/10/1944, age 20
Naylor, Larrot, L.
Fusilier, 5962090, Royal Welch Fusiliers, 26/09/1944, age 21
Norris, Harry, Leonard, H L.
Lance Bombardier, 1145698, Royal Artillery, 26/10/1944, age 31
Owen, Thomas, Ellis, T E.
Fusilier, 4202652, Royal Welch Fusiliers, 26/09/1944, age 28
Page, Thomas, Alwyn, T A.
Gunner, 11003786, Royal Artillery, 26/10/1944, age 26
Robertson-Mc Isaac, Robert, William, Grahame, R W G.
Major, 40715, Seaforth Highlanders, 26/10/1944, age 37
Scobie, James, Barclay, J B.
Corporal, 3322524, Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment), 26/09/1944, age 25
Simmons, Lancelot, Thomas, Francis, L T F.
Private, 14430925, Lincolnshire Regiment, 08/10/1944, age 19
The names of allied soldiers that got killed at Moergestel
Gunner 1119629 Royal Artillery 495 Bty. 131 Field Regt. 26-10-1944 38 jaar
Gunner 4927733 Royal Artillery 131 Field Regt. 26-10-1944 21 jaar
Ramsay James Surtees Maule
Lieutenant 285404 Scots Guards 3rd Bn. 26-10-1944 21 jaar
Private 1866410 Seaforth Highlanders 7th Bn. 26-10-1944 22
Guardsman 2699340 Scots Guards 3rd Bn. 26-10-1944 25 jaar
Mackie Andrew Scott
Lance Corporal 2005754 Royal Engineers 278 Field Coy. 26-10-1944 24 jaar
Obergefreiter Franz Anton Kolb was killed on 26 oktober 1944 at Moergestel during the German defence of Oisterwijk. According to his mortuary card he was buried (by the British) on the cemetery for heroes St. Petrus in Oisterwijk.
The names of German soldiers that were buried in Oisterwijk and Moergestel
Kolb Franz Anton 30-5-1915 Oisterwijk 26-10-1944 age 29
Fischer Erich 27-4-1908 Oisterwijk 23-9-1944 age 36
Werner Walter 15-11-1910 Oisterwijk 24-9-1944 age 33
Köbke Herbert 17-4-1926 Oisterwijk 24-9-1944 age 18
Geiger Karl 21-10-1906 Oisterwijk 25-9-1944 age 37
Schreiber Karl 7-10-1910 25-9-1944 age 33
Schaub Walter 24-10-1926 25-9-1944 age 17
Schrader Karl 28-11-1925 25-9-1944 age 18
Degenhart Fritz 10-6-1924 25-9-1944 age 20
Lechelt Ewald 18-10-1907 26-9-1944 age 36
Batjuta Mitrofan 18-4-1906 Reusel/Noll 25-9-1944 age 38
Keller Karl 1-9-1926 Oisterwijk 26-9-1944 age 18
Loon, van Huibert 7-7-1909 Oisterwijk 25-9-1944 age 35
Leistner Walter 7-11-1912 Oisterwijk 25-9-1944 age 31
Körnicke Sieghard 29-8-1925 Oisterwijk 26-9-1944 age 19
Schapasser Alois 13-9-1903 Oisterwijk 26-9-1944 age 41
Schwarz Werner 2-1-1926 Oisterwijk 26-9-1944 age 18
Felske Walter 23-10-1924 Oisterwijk 26-9-1944 age 19
Maurer Josef 31-12-1914 Oisterwijk 27-9-1944 age 29
Betke Reinhold 6-7-1911 Oisterwijk 27-9-1944 age 33
Krull Hans 19-5-1912 Oisterwijk 27-9-1944 age 32
Noack Rudolf 24-4-1921 Oisterwijk 28-9-1944 age 23
Apel Harry 9-4-1924 Oisterwijk 29-9-1944 age 20
Claus Alfred 24-3-1926 Oisterwijk 30-9-1944 age 18 jaar
Meier Otto-Paul 9-10-1910 Oisterwijk 29-9-1944 age 33
Dubbert Ulrich 18-9-1915 Oisterwijk 29-9-1944 age 29
Beier Gerhard 6-12-1926 Oisterwijk 4-10-1944 age 17
Wolf Manfred 16-8-1926 Oisterwijk 5-10-1944 age 18
Grelles Wilhelm 3-4-1911 Oisterwijk 5-10-1944 age 33
Krämer Fritz 4-10-1922 Oisterwijk 5-10-1944 age 22
Wilper Friedrich 8-8-1925 Oisterwijk 6-10-1944 age 19
Freudenberg Willi 7-9-1921 Oisterwijk 6-10-1944 age 23
Groh Walter 24-11-1925 Oisterwijk 6-10-1944 age 18
Watzek Gustav 8-8-1925 Oisterwijk 7-10-1944 age 19
Zechel Ernst 8-4-1925 Oisterwijk 6-10-1944 age 19
Orth Walter 23-10-1919 Oisterwijk 7-10-1944 age 24
Schwarz Werner 18-4-1900 Oisterwijk 8-10-1944 age 44
Kramps Bernard 5-8-1909 Oisterwijk 11-10-1944 age 35
Koch Eduard 1-10-1924 Oisterwijk 26-10-1944 age 20
Runge Ernst 12-7-1911 Oisterwijk 26-10-1944 age 33
Grosse Hans 17-2-1916 Oisterwijk 26-10-1944 age 28
Schreiber Josef 16-3-1920 Oisterwijk 26-10-1944 age 24
Stolse Josef 12-10-1913 Oisterwijk 26-10-1944 age 31
Pawlak Olgiert 14-3-1925 Oisterwijk 26-10-1944 age 19
Scholz Karl 17-3-1922 Oisterwijk 26-10-1944 age 22
Rauer Kurt 18-1-1926 Oisterwijk 26-10-1944 age 18
Junghanns Walter 2-3-1915 Oisterwijk 26-10-1944 age 29
Scholz Fritz 21-7-1925 Oisterwijk 25-10-1944 age 19
Janshon Otto 21-2-1926 Oisterwijk 26-10-1944 age 18
König Albert 31-5-1912 Oisterwijk 27-10-1944 age 32
Wisniewski Johan 20-10-1901 Oisterwijk 25-10-1944 age 43
Lehmacher Rudolf 7-6-1926 Oisterwijk 25-10-1944 age 18
Manten Heinrich 3-5-1905 Moergestel 14-10-1944 age 39
Pototschan Vikot 24-3-1925 Moergestel 14-10-1944 age 19
Robel Gerhard 4-12-1926 Moergestel 25-10-1944 age 17 German list thanks’ to Ad van den Oord Oisterwijk
Your Grave in Enemy territory far away
Is very Painful for us,
But take our Word for It:
Your Grave will not be abandoned.
For during the evening when the Bells are ringing,
Our loving Spirit will Travel there
And will Sprinkle you praying, Flowers of devotion
On your Heroes grave with a religious Spirit.
My Lord, Mercy!
Our Father... Ave Maria...
Our loving brother, brother in law and uncle
Franz Anton Kolb
Corporal in an Infantry-Regiment
holder of the Eastern Front Medal
born on May 30, 1915 in Obereiberg
fallen Oct. 26, 1944 at Oisterwijk/Holland
He rests on the German cemetery for Heroes
St. Petrus in Oisterwijk/Holland