Foreign Nationals Who Fought for the 7th Armored Division
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As the 7th Armored Division liberated areas of Europe and passed through liberated areas, foreign nationals who sought to help defeat the Germans volunteered their services, for translation, navigation, and combat. Some of these men were very seriously wounded. This web page, begun March 19, 2007 (long overdue), is intended to identify these men, who were never officially on the rosters of the Division but gave important service.

The arrangement is by the unit that they fought for, preceded by an alphabetical index. The detailed information on an individual is in the section by unit.

As of October 2008, this page is expanded to include those foreign nationals who did not fight as members of the 7th Armored Division but were recognized by the 7th Armored Division for actions specifically aiding the Division.


Alphabetical List (incomplete)
Assigned to 7AD
  1. Almeb, Pvt. Mohamed - African - Company D/40 Tank
  2. Althuizen, John - Dutch - B/23 AIB
  3. Bour, Robert - French - Sv/489
  4. DeVigoubsky, Capt. Andre - French Army - unit not yet known
  5. (Dutch officer) - Dutch - Division Trains
  6. (Dutch Sergeant) - Dutch - Division Trains
  7. (Frenchman) - French - Bn HQ/38 AIB (wounded at St. Ail, 6 Sep 1944)
  8. Garnier, Michel - French - Sv/489
  9. Ghijsen, Jan - Dutch - HQ Company/38 AIB
  10. Goldryn, Capt. Alexandre - French Army - unit not yet known
  11. Graas, Albert - French - Sv/489
  12. Jansen, Johannes "Hans" - Dutch - Recon/HQ Company/23 AIB
  13. Lollenberg, Martin J. - Dutch - B/48 [not sure if first letter of surname is L]
  14. Miltat, Capt. (later Maj.) Marcel - French Army - Division Headquarters (G-2)
  15. Molenaar, Konraad S. - Dutch Army - Division Headquarters
  16. Nysen, Otto - Dutch civilian - Division Trains
  17. Ochoiski, Gérard - French - Sv/489
  18. Peeters, Hendrik - Dutch (Meijel) - unit not yet known
  19. Peeters, Herman - Dutch (Meijel) - unit not yet known
  20. Schryvers, Cpl. Kenneth H. H. - Belgian Army - 77 Med Bn
  21. van der Heyden, Carel - Dutch - HQ/CCB
  22. van Ecchaute, Sgt. Peter - Belgian Military Mission - 434 AFAB HQ
  23. van Leeuwen, Albert - Dutch - 31 Tank
  24. van Ratingen, Harry - Dutch - 440 AFAB
  25. Verstralen, Theodorus M. - Dutch - Troop A/87 Recon
  26. Villefosse, Lt. Heron - French Mission - unit not yet known
  27. Wampers, Peter - Belgian - D/17 Tank
  28. Weijs, Arnold - Dutch - B/23 AIB
  29. Wijnbergen, Henk - Dutch - unit not yet known
Non-members Recognized by 7AD
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  1. Mr. Evans - French - Verdun
  2. Louis Alfred Hénon - French - Verdun
  3. Fernand Legay - French - Verdun
  4. Mr. Schultz - French - Verdun

Listing by Unit
with detailed information

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