Hoek, van den, Cornelis Pieter

Date of birth:
June 7th, 1921 (Leerdam, the Netherlands)
Date of death:
February 12th, 2015 (Werkendam, the Netherlands)
Nationality:
Dutch (1815-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Cornelis Pieter van den Hoek operated as courier with the "Bureau Inlichtingen" (Intelligence Bureau) from oOctober 1944 until May 1945. At this time he also was a member of the "Inlichtingen- en Spionagegroep Albrecht" (Intelligence Network Albrecht). Between September 28th, 1945 and August 31st, 1947 he worked at the "Militair Gezag" (Military Authority). He was honorably discharged on September 1st, 1947.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Burger (Civilian)
Unit:
Koerier Bureau Inlichitngen / Lid Inlichtingen- en Spionagegroep "Albrecht"
Awarded on:
August 30th, 1948
Action:
Recommendation:
For having distinguished himself in battle by eminent deeds of courage, tact and loyalty at the end of 1944 and the beginning of 1945, having repeatedly established the secret line of communication for the Department of Intelligence of the Dutch Government between liberated and occupied Holland via a waterway of 18 kilometers along the Biesbosch and the river Merwede, rowing at all times between extremely alert enemy posts and patrol boats.
Further, while on one of these trips, his boat having been riddled with bullets from an enemy patrol boat and he was arrested after having been forced to abandon his boat, for having escaped within a month and subsequently having assisted in maintaining the line of communicaton by boat between liberated and occupied Holland.
Finally by having taken part, in the company of a few other right minded Dutchmen, in raiding and takng prisoner small groups of heavily armed Germans who were subsequently locked up and guarded in motorbarges in a secluded part of the Biesbosch.
Details:
Royal Decree No. 8, dated August 8th, 1948.
Ridder vierde klasse der Militaire Willems Orde (MWO.4)
Lid in de Orde van Oranje Nassau (ON.6)

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