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Bernardus Pieter de Wit
Second Lieutenant, Royal Netherlands Marines
This individual, a member of the Netherlands military, is buried in Section 15 of Arlington National Cemetery.  Research concerning him continues.  If you know anything about this person kindly write to the webmaster.
December 2002:

Dear sir:

I do not know the soldier in this grave, but I do know that he was not a member of the Royal Netherlands Army (Koningklijke Landmacht).

The stone says '2e LNT. MARS. KMR'  which means that the man was a Officer in the Marine Corps (Korps Mariniers).
2e LNT = 2e luitenant = Second Lieutenant
MARS = (der) MARINIERS = (of the) MARINES
KMR = Korps Mariniers = Marine Corps

I'm not sure about the KMR part, maybe it means Korps Mariniers = Marine Corps or Koningklijke Marine = Royal Netherlands Navy. In the Dutch armed forces the Marine Corps is part of the Royal Netherlands Navy.

If you did not yet have this information, I hope it is of some help to you.

Sincerely yours, Herman G. Aaftink
 

DE WIT, BERNARD FISTER
2ND LIEUTENANT NETHERLANDS ROYAL MARINES
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: 08/09/1944
DATE OF INTERMENT: 08/11/1944
BURIED AT: SECTION FT MY  SITE 89
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY



BP De Wit Gravesite PHOTO
Photo By Michael Robert Patterson, 1999
Posted: 26 December 2001 Updated: 15 December 2002 Updated: 23 December 2003 Updated: 18 September 2004 Updated: 1 November 2005