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Oliver Eugene Debs Bergen

In memory of:

Leading Aircraftman Oliver Eugene Debs Bergen

September 24, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

R/198657

Age:

20

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Additional Information


Son of Nels J. L. Bergen and Emma Bergen, of Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 248 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

2. K. 22.

Location:

Rheinberg is 24 kilometres north of Krefeld and 13 kilometres south of Wesel, in the locality of Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfal. The cemetery is 3 kilometres south of the centre of the town of Rheinberg on the road to Kamp Lintfort. From the motorway 57, turn off at Rheinberg and at the T junction follow the 510 in the direction Kamp Lintfort. The cemetery is a short way along this road on the right.

The site of Rheinberg War Cemetery was chosen in April 1946 by the Army Graves Service for the assembly of Commonwealth graves recovered from numerous German cemeteries in the area. The majority of those now buried in the cemetery were airmen, whose graves were brought in from Dusseldorf, Krefeld, Munchen-Gladbach, Essen, Aachen and Dortmund; 450 graves were from Cologne alone. The men of the other fighting services buried here mostly lost their lives during the battle of the Rhineland, or in the advance from the Rhine to the Elbe.

There are now 3,326 Commonwealth servicemen of the Second World War buried or commemorated at Rheinberg War Cemetery. 156 of the burials are unidentified. There are also nine war graves of other nationalities, most of them Polish.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Group Photo– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
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  • Photo of OLIVER EUGENE DEBS BERGEN– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
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  • Baseball Team– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of OLIVER EUGENE DEBS BERGEN– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of OLIVER EUGENE DEBS BERGEN– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Grave marker– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Grave marker– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Cemetery– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Cemetery– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Circumstances of death– Oliver Bergen crash report
  • Cemetery– Rheinberg Cemetery
  • Cemetery– Rheinberg 1959
  • Photo of OLIVER EUGENE DEBS BERGEN– From the research work done by Margaret Rose Gaunt and submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Document– From the research work done by Margaret Rose Gaunt and submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Biography– From the research work done by Margaret Rose Gaunt and submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Grave Marker– From the research work done by Margaret Rose Gaunt and submitted for the project Operation Picture Me

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