We started as a World War 2 re-enctmentgroup in the year 2001 under the “Voorwaarts MARS” Living History Association.
The unit that was choosen for the World War 2 re-enactment group is: 2nd Armored Division, 17th Armored Engineer Battalion, B Company.
For years we have collected all kinds of historic information about het Unit History, the Veterans, the men who served in this unit, papers, photographs, letters, after action reports and so on.
In 2011 one of our members, Moos Raaijmakers, currently serving as an OR9 rank in the Dutch Army engineer corps, started doing more research about the Engineers who died during World War 2, and who served as an 17th Engineer. More members of the re-enactment group joined the research and we adopted an wargrave.
In 2015 a member of the re-enactmentgroup, Martijn Brandjes, an advisor of Historic Building Conservation & Research, decided that all the collected historic information should be shared with the world and that an “Roll of Honor” must be set online to Honor the Fallen and the men who served and Liberated us. There was the start of this website.
With the help of one of the members Arthur Tak, an ICT Consultant, we started designing, building and scripting the website, for more then 5 years we worked on putting all the content on the webiste and doing all the additional research. The site will be updated frequently as information still being found.
We must express special thanks and appreciation too Moos Raaijmakers for sharing his information about the 17th Armored Engineer Battalion.
The content that is posted on this website is gatherd by research on books, given by relatives, send by enthousiasts and so on, if we know the source or who is the owner of the content like photographs or somekind we mentioned it. We did our best to research the owner of the content but sometimes it was impossible. We do not want to pretend to own information and rights that is not rightfully ours. May you have seen any content that rightfully is yours and we have no permission to use it, please contact us. This site is made as on online memorail, and has no commercial purpose.