American repatriation camp "Tophat" Antwerp/Belgiu

13 years 3 months ago #904 by fredvogels
fredvogels created the topic: American repatriation camp "Tophat" Antwerp/Belgiu
Dear Sir,

I am working on a book about the American repatriation camp "Tophat" in Antwerp/Belgium 1945-1946. I am tryin gto locate ex-service men for whom Antwerp was their last foothold in Eruope when the war ended.

The camp was set up by the 19th AAA division with the 556th adn 559th AAA in the leading role. They had a Tophat as a unit symbol which was painted on their vehicles and later the name Tophat became the namoe of the camp. More than 270,000 men were processed here on theri home going trip.

The former site of Camp Tophat is still there. When it was evacuated in April 1946, a park was created at the site.

Can you help me out?

Kindest regards,

Jean Dillen

PS Jean is male on this side of the Atlantic

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