Semon Lievense, F/Sgt.
Personal information
Age 27
Nationality Canadian
Date / place of birth Unknown
Genealogy Son of Morris and Louise Lievense, St. Boniface, Manitoba, Canada.
Military information
Army Number R-100278
Rank F/Sgt.
Function senior radar mechanic - radar operator
Platoon / Troop / Flight No. 6080 Light Warning Unit
Company / Squadron Royal Air Force Radar Detachement
Unit / Group Unknown
Division / Transport / Command 1st Airborne Division
Regiment Unknown
Death information
Died when 22-9-1944
Died where Oosterbeek
Spot Hartenstein
Map reference Unknown
Burial location
Oosterbeek, War Cemetery, Netherlands
Grave number 4-A-20
Graves overview
Miscellaneous information
Personal notes

Flight Sergeant Semon Lievense was in the Horsa Glider with chalknumber 5000 towed by Stirling LK121. The Stirling was hit on the way to Arnhem and crashed near the village Opheusden with all the crew beeing killed in the crash. The Glider managed to land near the village Randwijk. With help of the Dutch Resistance the crew then managed to cross the river Rhine and reach Hartenstein, 1st Airborne HQ at Oosterbeek. On the 22nd september Lievense was digging a foxhole in the back garden of Hartenstein and was hit by 3 shrapnells. He died of these wounds and was first buried in the front garden of Hartenstein together with 34 other KIA. In Canada a lake is named after Semon Lievense, who has Dutch ancestors.

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Semon Lievense, F/Sgt.
Personal information
Age 27
Nationality Canadian
Date / place of birth Unknown
Genealogy Son of Morris and Louise Lievense, St. Boniface, Manitoba, Canada.
Military information
Army Number R-100278
Rank F/Sgt.
Function senior radar mechanic - radar operator
Platoon / Troop / Flight No. 6080 Light Warning Unit
Company / Squadron Royal Air Force Radar Detachement
Unit / Group Unknown
Division / Transport / Command 1st Airborne Division
Regiment Unknown
Death information
Died when 22-9-1944
Died where Oosterbeek
Spot Hartenstein
Map reference Unknown
Burial location
Oosterbeek, War Cemetery, Netherlands
Grave number 4-A-20
Graves overview
Miscellaneous information
Personal notes

Flight Sergeant Semon Lievense was in the Horsa Glider with chalknumber 5000 towed by Stirling LK121. The Stirling was hit on the way to Arnhem and crashed near the village Opheusden with all the crew beeing killed in the crash. The Glider managed to land near the village Randwijk. With help of the Dutch Resistance the crew then managed to cross the river Rhine and reach Hartenstein, 1st Airborne HQ at Oosterbeek. On the 22nd september Lievense was digging a foxhole in the back garden of Hartenstein and was hit by 3 shrapnells. He died of these wounds and was first buried in the front garden of Hartenstein together with 34 other KIA. In Canada a lake is named after Semon Lievense, who has Dutch ancestors.

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