f r a n k n d e l l
Of course as a young boy in the Achterhoek area of the Netherlands
I often was told the story of Frank Dell. I knew what part my dad
has had in this episode, during WW-2. I wondered if details were
to be found by searching the Internet ... Here are the results !
( click the picture above / source: Tubantia )
My father Gerrit Jan Doeleman during World War 2 lived a certain time on farm
in the village Aalten ( specific Lintelo 224 ). Together with Johan Breukelaar he
took care of an English pilot who by his walk on foot - starting Germany -
arrived at the same farm, specific in a barn with straw, just over the stable
of an unfriendly horse. As soon as safe Frank Dell was brought to a farm
And thereafter I searched the archive of Doeleman family and I found a sample
of the Aaltense Courant, October 8th 1946, a sample from my grandfather
Peter Doeleman ( Dijkstraat 33 ) who had a subscription on this local newspaper.
And then, October 2015 I got in touch with Mr Frank Dell, by a search
via his son in law. A great pleasure. A contact by e-Mail, and lateron by
phone each two weeks. Mr Frank Dell lives in the city of Sydney in
Australia. We share the values of life ever since. We share the freedom
of our lives, the freedom of speech. And I every call do thank him for
his contribution to this freedom.
Listen to this interview.
( click the picture above / source: ABC / Australia )
at unveiling a commemorative statue:
( click the picture above / source: AirCrewBookReview )
at aircrew memorial / Varsseveld:
( click the picture above / source: Somsenhuis / Ijzerlo NL )
( click the picture above / source: Express CO / UK )
an impression of Mr Frank Dell's plane:
the music Mr Frank Dell refers to in book and interviews:
06 06 2019 / 07:05 GMT+1 calling our australian friend ...
article by Vizier / 1959:
( click the picture above / source: Vizier 1959 / NL )
a beautiful link / year 2019:
from a great short conversation:
from the logbook van 14 10 1944 / received 75 yrs thereafter:
the four pictures above only to be used at this website cos of personal ownership !
from the Nationaal Onderduikmuseum / Aalten:
( click the picture above / source: Nationaal Onderduikmuseum Aalten / NL )
01 09 2020 / 08:00 GMT+1 calling our australian friend ...
more to come ...
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