Hazelhoff-Roelfzema, mr., Siebren Erik

Date of birth:
April 3rd, 1917 (Soerabaja/Java, Dutch East indies)
Date of death:
September 26th, 2007 (Ahualoa/Hawaii, United States)
Nationality:
Dutch (1815-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Burger (Civilian)
Awarded on:
February 12th, 1942
Action:
Citation:
"For carefull preparing and achieving a plan for escape out of occupied the Netherlands, after, having met many difficulties, he reached England."
Details:
Royal Decree Nr. 2, dated February 12th 1942.
Kruis van Verdienste (KV)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Reserve tweede luitenant van Algemene Dienst
Unit:
Inlichtingendienst
Awarded on:
June 4th, 1942
Ridder vierde klasse der Militaire Willems Orde (MWO.4)
Action:
Citation:
"Despite great danger for his life, het achieved secret missions, that could have been invaluable for the Royal Kingdom of the Netherlands."
Details:
Royal Decree Nr. 1, dated June 4th 1942.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Flight Lieutenant
Unit:
No.139 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
July 3rd, 1945
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Details:
Approved by Royal Decree Nr. 16, dated June 19th 1946.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Reserve Kapitein Vlieger
Unit:
No.139 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
September 22nd, 1945
Action:
Citation:
"During considerable time as part of the Royal Air Froce in the United Kingdom, achieved war operations against the enemy with courage, preseverence, skillfullness and obligation."
Details:
434th Award.
Royal Decree Nr. 75, dated September 22nd 1945.
Vliegerkruis (VK)

Sources

  • Photo 1: Pauline van Till
  • - Heuvel C.C. van den, Gedenkboek Verzetsherdenkingskruis, Samsom Uitgeverij, 1985
    - Maalderink P.G.H., De Militaire Wilemsorde sedert 1940, Sijthoff Pers, Rijswijk, 1982
    - Meijer H.G., Vis R.,Het Vliegerkruis, Voor initiatief, moed en volharding, De Bataafsche Leeuw, Amsterdam, Antwerpen, 1997
    - The Dutch Medals Page

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