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Hendrik Theodore de Hartog

Graduating Class of 1941
Served in World War II
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Hendrik Theodore de Hartog


Waupun, WI

Date of Birth

Location of Death

Bremen, Germany

Date of Death

Location of Burial

Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial, Margraten, Netherlands

More About Agent de Hartog

Less than one month after Victory in Europe Day, a bomb blast at U.S. military headquarters in Bremen, Germany, killed Office of Strategic Services Agent Hendrik Theodore de Hartog. Fourteen others died in the blast, which also injured 78 people. This was one of two mysterious explosions at the headquarters. De Hartog was appointed to the office in January 1945 and traveled overseas the next month. He graduated from Waupun High School and from the foreign relations department at UW-Madison. He worked at a life insurance company before enlisting.