At 16 John Decates joined the Dutch Underground during WW II – Captured by the Germans, he was to be shot | War Tales

I received a phone call recently from Betty Decates, the widow of John Decates, of Port Charlotte. She wanted to know if I could write a little something about her husband who died in December (2003).

Source: At 16 John Decates joined the Dutch Underground during WW II – Captured by the Germans, he was to be shot | War Tales

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One thought on “At 16 John Decates joined the Dutch Underground during WW II – Captured by the Germans, he was to be shot | War Tales

  1. Nice to hear more stories of brave Dutch resistance fighters. They make a good counterpoint to the tens of thousands of men who happily joined up to fight with the Germans in the Waffen SS.
    (From Wikipedia)
    Netherlands[edit]
    Total: 50,000[38] to 55,000[15]

    SS Freiwilligen Legion Niederlande (1941): 2,559[39]
    SS Volunteer Grenadier-Brigade Landstorm Nederland[47]
    23rd SS Volunteer Panzer Grenadier Division Nederland[47]
    4th SS Volunteer Panzergrenadier Brigade Nederland[47]
    SS-Freiwilligen-Standarte Nordwest[47]
    34th SS Volunteer Grenadier Division Landstorm Nederland[47]

    Best wishes, Pete.

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