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Asjes, Dirk Lucas

    Date of birth:
    June 21st, 1911 (Soerabaja, Dutch-Indies)
    Date of death:
    February 1st, 1997 (The Hague, the Netherlands)
    Nationality:
    Dutch (1815-present, Kingdom)

    Biography

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Reserve-Majoor Vlieger-Waarnemer (Squadron Leader)
    Unit:
    No. 18 (NEI) Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force
    Awarded on:
    December 21st, 1944

    315th Award.
    Royal Decree No.2, December 21st, 1944.
    Vliegerkruis (VK)
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Tijdelijk Reserve-Majoor Vlieger-Waarnemer (Squadron Leader)
    Unit:
    No. 18 (NEI) Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force
    Awarded on:
    April 27th, 1945
    For displaying courage, leadership and devotion to duty of the highest orde in air-operations against the enemy.

    Permission to wear was granted by Royal Decree No. 21, Dated January 12th, 1957.
    Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Reserve Kolonel (Reserve Colonel)
    Unit:
    No. 18 (NEI) Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force
    Awarded on:
    July 31st, 1950
    Ridder vierde klasse der Militaire Willems Orde (MWO.4)
    He distinguished himself in the fight by excellent actions of courage, policy and faithfully in the period of February 27, 1944 up to September 22, 1944. He personally took part in a large number of operational escapes with the Dutch-Indian 18th Squadron bombers from Australia to the enemy occupied areas in the South Molukken, on Timor and Flores and on Islands in the Banda Sea and the Arafoera sea, and also on New-Guinea.

    Royal decree no.18

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