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Willem Marius Berenbak Collection

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Willem Marius Berenbak Collection

Biographical Information

Name:
Willem Marius Berenbak
 
 
 
 
Gender:
Male
Race:
Unspecified
War or Conflict:
World War, 1939-1945
Status:
Civilian
Dates of Service:
1939-1945
Location of Service:
Gibraltar; Curacao; Costa Rica; Colombia; Venezuela; West Indies; Guyana; Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Prisoner of War:
No
Service History Note:
Civilian was Chief Gunner on Royal Dutch liner Crijnssen, converted to armed troop transport after German invasion of Holland in 1940; survived sinking of Crijnssen by German U-boat, destroying ship's code books before abandoning ship; served on SS Company (MS Castor) in convoy; did shore duty in Brooklyn, New York, on SS Companion.

Collection Information (Not at LOC)

Interviewer:
Unknown Interviewer
Contributor:
Sam Wegner
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
National D-Day Museum
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/22800
Subjects:
Berenbak, Willem Marius
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
Cite as:
Willem Marius Berenbak Collection
(AFC/2001/001/22800), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Non-LC Repository Location:
National D-Day Museum
 
 

 

Last Edit:   7/29/2005

 

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