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910 posts
Jul 06, 2013
10:00 AM
I am looking for any survivors or descendants of those aboard the SS Leopoldville that was sunk by a German U-boat, Dec. 24, 1944, in the English Channel. If you have a story to tell, please contact me at the historical society email account. Thank you.
SS Leopoldville

Last Edited by Denise on Jul 06, 2013 10:05 AM
912 posts
Aug 02, 2013
5:08 AM
Update: I have connected with family members Eldon Peterson and Alice Kaiser.Will also talk with Verna Kaiser, who is the aunt of Donald Dronenberg.

I would still love to hear from survivors or descendants of soldiers aboard the SS Leopoldville on Dec. 24, 1944. Please share your stories.
926 posts
Sep 03, 2013
12:54 AM
I have started a Dronenberg family album in our Picasa Albums online.

Last Edited by Denise on Sep 03, 2013 12:55 AM

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