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Dulm, van, Johannes Frans

    Date of birth:
    October 24th, 1907 (Den Helder, the Netherlands)
    Date of death:
    August 20th, 1991 (The Hague, the Netherlands)
    Nationality:
    Dutch (1815-present, Kingdom)

    Biography

    Promotions:
    1st September 1927: Luitenant-ter-Zee der Derde Klasse;
    4th September 1956: Commandeur.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Luitenant-ter-Zee 1e Klasse (Lieutenant-Commander)
    Unit:
    Hr. Ms. O 22, Koninklijke Marine
    Awarded on:
    July 16th, 1940
    Recommendation:
    For having rendered distinguished military service in wartime on behalf of the fatherland namely: After having received an order on May 13th , 1940 to sail in Our submarine, O-22, not yet commissioned, from Vlissingen and subjected to heavy bombing attacks on the dockyard “Scheld” and harbor installations to England taking with him as many spare parts for this vessel as possible.

    Royal Decree No.1, dated July 16th, 1940.
    Bronzen Kruis (BK)
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Luitenant-ter-Zee 1e Klasse (Lieutenant-Commander)
    Unit:
    Hr. Ms. O 21, Koninklijke Marine
    Awarded on:
    December 11th, 1941
    Eervolle Vermelding (EV)
    Recommendation:
    For having exercised command for a lengthy period of time over Our submarine O-21, often under difficult and hazardous conditions, during which period having often and succesfully engaged the enemy.
    Royal Decree No.7, dated December 11th, 1941.
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Luitenant-ter-Zee 1e Klasse (Lieutenant-Commander)
    Unit:
    Hr. Ms. O 22, Koninklijke Marine
    Awarded on:
    February 17th, 1942
    Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Luitenant-ter-Zee 1e Klasse (Lieutenant-Commander)
    Unit:
    Hr. Ms. O 22, Koninklijke Marine
    Awarded on:
    February 24th, 1942
    For good services in HNMSO 21 when they torpedoed an enemy submarine
    Second DSO awarded as a bar for on the ribbon of the first DSO
    Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Luitenant-ter-Zee 1e Klasse (Lieutenant-Commander)
    Unit:
    Hr. Ms. O 21, Koninklijke Marine
    Awarded on:
    May 4th, 1944
    Second Bronze Cross.
    Royal Decree No.7, dated May 4th, 1944.
    Bronzen Kruis (BK)
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Luitenant-ter-Zee 1e Klasse (Lieutenant-Commander)
    Unit:
    Hr. Ms. O 21, Koninklijke Marine
    Awarded on:
    July 23rd, 1947
    Recommendation:
    For having distinguished himself in battle by having performed oustanding acts of courage, tact and loyalty:
    1. by having exercised command under difficult and hazardous conditions and in a bold and skillful manner as commander of Our submarine O-21 on numerous patrols in the Meditterranean in 1941, having attained valuable successes in the war effort against the enemy,
    2. During the patrols of March 6th to March 24th , 1941 in the waters of the Indonesian Archipelago, again as commander of Our submarine O-21 in a manner equal to that of 1941 having caused serious damage to enemy material and personnel, despite strong enemy resistance.
    Royal Decree No.23, dated July 23rd, 1947.
    Ridder vierde klasse der Militaire Willems Orde (MWO.4)
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Received with four clasps.
    Oorlogsherinneringskruis (OHK)

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