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  BOLLE Johannes L. 'Hans.' A Memorial Service will be 7:30 p.m., Thursday, June 3, 1993, at National Cremation Society Chapel, 4945 E Bay Dr., Clearwater. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army. NATIONAL CREMATION SOCIETY

[Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, FL, 02 Jun 1993, Wed. Page 74]

JOHANNES L. BOLLE, 83, of Largo died Saturday. A native of Rotterdam, Holland, he moved to the area in 1958 from White Plains, N.Y. He was a retired broker and Protestant He served in the VS. Army during World War II. He is survived by a son, John D. of Clearwater, a daughter, Janet R. Terepka of Largo; a brother, Wim of Holland; six grandchildren; and a great-grandson. National Cremation Society, Clearwater.

[The Tampa Tribune, Tampa, FL, 01 Jun 1993, Tue, Page 111]

Johannes Bolle, age 24,  arrived in New York from Southampton, England aboard the Veendam on 6 Dec 1936.


He apparently went back to Holland and then returned to New York, NY aboard the SS Veendam on 6 December 1943 from Southampton, England

Johannes submitted this Declaration of Intention to petition for citizenship on 24 March  1937. 

Johannes, still a Dutch citizen, registered for the draft in Bellmore, Nassau, NY on 16 October 1940 and was inducted into the Army on 18 December 1942.

MSgt Bolle was attached to Hq Hq from the 82d Airborne Division, Leicester, England on 10 June 1944.  His sudden rise to MSgt may have been due to his value as an interpreter.   He was relieved from the attached status on 30 August 1944 and returned the the 82nd.

His military decorations include the Combat Infantryman Badge for action during Normandy, France Campaign, 6 June 1944 to 9 July 1944.

On 5 February 1951, Johannes, now a U.S. citizen,  returned from Rotterdam traveling First Class  aboard the MV Noordam in a first-class cabin.

No longer  content to travel on water, Johannes returned from still another trip home  Johannes  arrived in New York, New York with U.S. Passport on  KLM Flight 601 from Amsterdam on 3 May 19051


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