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Bijzonder moment op een bijzondere middag bij Fred Vogels. Muziek luisteren, video’s kijken, praten, heel veel praten. Zo mooi om elkaar weer beter te leren kennen maar ook om te kunnen delen hoe dankbaar ik ben voor de inspirerende lessen, maar dat ik ook altijd mee mocht als er iets bijzonder was (concerten met Ton Hartsuiker, Otto Ketting, Slagwerkgroep Den Haag, Bob Becker) en altijd eerlijke feedback, overigens een echte ‘Fred Vogels trademark’.;-)) Fred! Love you, man! Thanks for the iconic snaredrum and for sharing the Fire!!! Fred Vogels @ 2018-12-22, 11:35
I cant thank you enough for your selfless effort to create this site. I found my great uncle, Private Arthur F Steinberg. I am attempting to resurrect and preserve his memory for my family and this is a wonderful start. Nearest I can tell, he was KIA in Vidouville with the 5th ID, 735th Tanks. Im not sure which company or platoon he was with, or the circumstances of his death. If anyone can add details I would be eternally grateful.

Bill S. Guest @ 2018-08-27, 01:36
Thanks for remembering and taking time to compile this amazing memorial to our boys.

Yours Roger Hardy Wilkinson Fred Vogels @ 2018-08-12, 13:46
Your website has been very helpful in finding information on Canadian PoW Typhoon Pilots. I will be adding your website to the "Links" page on my website www.thetyphoonproject.org Thank you so very much!! Anne Gafiuk, www.thetyphoonproject.org @ 2018-08-05, 21:17
Thanks so much. Your help is much appreciated. I hope he does get in touch. I know he’d like the bit of info. I can share with him.

Remember the good old days when one could find someone’s number in the phone book? How I wish all numbers were listed and cell phone numbers too.

Sandra Sandra @ 2018-07-12, 18:10
Dear Fred,
Congratulations on your website. I have used it for research purposes many times over the years, including to confirm details in my new book "Double Threat: Canadian Jews, the Military and WWII", just published by the University of Toronto's Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies New Jewish Press.
I thought you might like to know about it, and I am taking the liberty of sending you a release about it, and perhaps you might wish to share this information with your subscribers?
Yours very sincerely,
Centennial College Journalism Guest @ 2018-04-22, 15:33
I am glad for the family they finally found John E. Anderson. Fred Vogels @ 2018-04-19, 16:46
Indrukwekkende muziek en beelden. Om stil bij te worden en nooit te vergeten...! Johan @ 2018-04-19, 15:57
dankjewel Fred wat een prachtig cadeau! (Strauss) Guest @ 2018-04-06, 12:58
Fred - just so you know... went fine, we still can't define the 'official' version of the anthem but we managed to play your orchestral version without making 'any' noise from the 160 top officials invited. We did QBP and party on the front deck on board of the HMS E.... (Royal Navy destroyer stationed in the S..... port for a week).
pretty much it! was great - toast to you from all the staff involved in the preparation of this event! guest @ 2018-03-29, 01:13
Thank you very much for your effort.

Greeting from Cologne Guest @ 2018-03-25, 19:03
Thanks Fred! For those of you who don't know Fred Vogels: we met on Omaha Beach, in the early 2000's, during a D-Day Commemoration. Next to a history buff, Fred is a very talented composer. How talented, you ask? Fred composed the music for the documentary: 'Omaha Beach, Honor and Sacrifice'. https://www.flevopost.nl/nieuws/dronten/439997/drontenaar-fred-vogels-deelt-in-vreugde-over-emmy.html Donald van de Bogert @ 2018-03-23, 09:05
Only just found this information last week on my Great Uncle Sgt Owen, thankyou. Mark Skelding @ 2018-03-18, 15:28
My father-in-law was shot down from a Lancaster bomber in June of 1943 in the Netherlands
My husband and I have been doing a lot of research recently and we found your site - what a godsend!. guest @ 2018-03-16, 18:15
Fred, many thanks for posting (F: my film The Last Pilgrimage) this. I had also not seen this and will share it with my family. I was lucky enough to accompany my grandfather throughout this final pilgrimage along with all of his descendants. So on a personal note thank you for providing this memory of that period. I know that he was not always happy with filming but we are very thankful that you did. Alex Baines @ 2018-03-09, 12:20
David Walton about 4 years ago
Hello I am trying to track down some more information about the crash and any information about Mr W W Walton. I am one of his grandsons and would love to find out more about this as there is not much information about his crash in his log books.


Hey i'm surprised to discover this post, i have a contact with family of crew on this plane.
M'y parents live at Beaumerie, the town where the plane crash to night the 24 th .
I have found the parts of plane and i have total history .
Thanks to contact me. guest @ 2018-03-08, 21:48
You have built a fascinating website - I am now trawling through it to see if there are further mentions of my father's squadrons. He flew a total of 50 operations - 30 on Blenheims and Wellingtons with 40 Squadron and 20 on Venturas with 464 (RAAF) Squadron. Guest @ 2018-03-07, 11:37
St-Hubert, 7 february 2018,

Goede dag Fred,
It is with great pleasure and pride that I send you this 438 squadron certificate of merit
making you an “Honorary Wildcat".
Your tireless efforts and dedication at preserving the memory of our wartime aircrew is
nothing short of admirable. Your devotion and gift of yourself in the preservation of our air
arm’s heritage is worthy of the highest praise. Your efforts with also ensure the survival of this
proud legacy that we’ll be able to share with future Wildcats.
Once again, thank you so much. I am looking forward to our continued cooperation and
hope to one day have the opportunity to thank you in person. Should you find yourself in our
area, please make sure you contact us for a well-earned visit!

Tot ziens en bedankt!
MWO Francis Dutil

SAMS / SQN historian & archivist

438 Tactical Helicopter Squadron

Royal Canadian Air Force Francis Dutil
 @ 2018-02-21, 12:07
Tien jaar alweer... Gefeliciteerd Fred, dank voor je prachtige composities en voor de schat aan informatie die je tot nu toe bij elkaar hebt gebracht !

commentaar Fred: 15 jaar! Jacob @ 2018-02-11, 20:43
Top werk met jaren aan energie erin gestoken. Repsect en waardering! FB @ 2018-02-11, 18:43
Los van de door jou gecomponeerde muziek (die prachtig is) vind ik ook je betrokkenheid bij het onderwerp en de veteranen indrukwekkend. Je hebt met je werk heel veel mensen blij gemaakt, denk ik. Chris Houtman @ 2018-02-11, 11:31
Ik ben onder de indruk van alle werk die je hier in steekt Alex Van De Logt @ 2018-02-11, 09:07
What a nice commemoration of these Heroe's of Freedom. My late grandfather James Cox was in Lady Bay when the bombs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were dropped before WWII finally ended and I have great respect for the great soldiers of WWII and their personal sacrifices for our countries freedom. Thank you to all whom served in this war and others like myself that the torch of freedom was past to also to preserve! Matt Cox @ 2018-02-11, 09:06
Fred wat een mooie site en een zeer interessant stuk medical support! Het beantwoord alleen niet helemaal mijn vraag, sterker nog het zorgt voor nieuwe vragen. Guest @ 2018-02-05, 10:43
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