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Hello, I like to know more about Ralph A. Willett who was a SGT. I've adopted his grave at the American Cemetery at Margraten Netherlands. Off course all info about crew who died? Please contact me if you have more info. Perhaps one of the Veterans who met at the reunion last October.
Kind regards, Richard Kunne Additional Information: These are infanteristst, navy soldiers and Airman. Word got around that the locals from Margraten started doing this and a soon all the I think graves were adopted from Dutchman all over the country.
At one point there was a waiting list for adopting a grave. The next of kin in the states were told by the locals with letters en photographs that there is someone looking after there father, brothers, nephew etc. The locals received a lot of gratitude for doing this. As a kid I often visited Margraten with my dad who lived his childhood years with W.
II and being there always made me feel very humble. A few months ago there was a story in our newspaper about a couple who had adopted a grave and had such warm responses from their surroundings and next of kin, in that article was mentioned that there was room for adopting a grave.
When you adopt a grave all the info they have is given to you and you may find the history in my case not much and try to contact the next of kin. They expect you to lay flowers and attend the grave a few times a year, mostly at the 4th of July, Memorial Day and the Dutch liberation day.
There are even stories know of locals that passed away who had their last wish full filled by lying the flowers after their own funeral on the grave which they adopted.
In fact the event that gave me the final push to write the letter for adoption were the events off September 11th. My other goal is to learn my kids as they get older they're now 3 years and 5 months that their freedom was fought for and they always have to remember this.
That's mainly the reason why I want to know as much about Ralph Willett as I can and even try to let his relatives if there are any? If you look at www. Follow up from Alan Crouchman, expert on th BG: The first investigators for the Squadron to arrive at the scene found flowers strewn upon the bodies by the Dutch people.
Note spelling of "Ralf" is how presented in the records. As an aside to the official story we were informed that the crew was celebrating VE Day and engaged in some local "buzzing" of the area but what went wrong whether mechanical or pilotage error we do not know. Willett Ralph some memories of that period came to mind.
A short time Prior to this on returning from a mission over Germany, I was approached by 1st Lt. He was in great spirits and lauded me on the 'Great Evasive Action' I had directed during the mission. Remarking how the bursts of Flak appeared where he would have been if we had not changed headings as we did.
It was gratifying to receive such compliments from a fellow Flight-Leader and later reflecting the Irony of it all on hearing that he and his crew had survived the perils of Combat only to lose their lives on a practice mission, celebrating the conclusion of the War.
Although the exact reason for the crash was not known it was surmised that he may have experienced a 'High Speed Stall' after pulling out of a dive. Leighty and crew led the Blue flight on a mission to the commumications Center of Worms in Germany.
Because the turn was so violent, after bomb-release, the tracking cameras were unable to record the strike photos. With fond memories of the combat crew and Best Wishes, Over and Out.Original lyrics of I Could Write A Book song by Dinah Washington.
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