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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
Citation:
"For carefull preparing and achieving a plan for escape out of occupied the Netherlands, after, having met many difficulties, he reached England."
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)
Citation:
"Despite great danger for his life, het achieved secret missions, that could have been invaluable for the Royal Kingdom of the Netherlands."
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)
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
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."
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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