- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Binnenlandse Strijdkrachten
- Awarded on:
- July 19th, 1946
- Awarded for:
- Operation Market Garden
He has distinguished himself by eminent acts of courage, tact and loyalty by planning and discussing plans in August 1944 to prevent the Germans from blowing the road bridge across the river Waal in Nijmegen which was of great importance to the Allied army command. To that end he has made himself familiar with the location of the explosives, the location and composition of the detonators and with the possibility to render these unservicable.
On September 18th, he managed, with zest, exemplary courage and resolution, to make clever use of the fighting on and around the bridge, lasting several hours, to complete his self-alloted task of disabling the explosives in imminent danger and entirely on his own. The next day offered his services as guide of a British light reconnaissance vehicle, which had penetrated far ahead of its troops and subsequently was put out of action by the enemy. He died during this engagement.
Jan Jozef Lambert van Hoof, member of the Intelligence Service of the Internal Forces, has been posthumously added to the registry, pursuant to Royal decree no.5, July 19th, 1946