Havik, Johan "Joop"

Date of birth:
May 5th, 1923 (Groningen, the Netherlands)
Date of death:
September 21st, 1997 (Stein near Nuremberg/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
Dutch (1815-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Untersturmführer (Second-lieutenant)
Unit:
Zugführer I. / SS-Polizei-Panzer-Abteilung 4 / 4.SS-Polizei-Panzergrenadier-Division
Awarded on:
May 6th, 1945
Details:
Presentation was not possible for his imprisonment as POW.
Recent research has risen doubts on the awarding of the Ritterkreuz to Hans Havik. According to the autho Scherzer there would be insufficient evidence to support the awarding.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • Photo 1: STIWOT
  • Photo: STIWOT
  • - Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer, Elite of the Third Reich - The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-45: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, 2003 (English edition), England
    - das-ritterkreuz.de
    - Krätschmer E.G., Die Ritterkreuzträger des Waffen-SS

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