- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Tijdelijk Kapitein van het wapen der Artillerie.
- Bureau Inlichtingen.
For having distinguished himself in combat by performing eminent deeds of courage, tact and loyalty such as:
after having established a very good organization after he had been dropped over the Netherlands on March 12, 1943, as organizer/agent with orders to expand military reporting and communicating this with the National Committee for military intelligence; his leadership and inspiring example enabled this organization to forward important military information to the Allies, especially in the last year of the war;
furthermore after having set up this intelligence group with energy and tact, having tried to report personally in England in order to set up other groups in an equal manner and to this end, in an equally energetic and extremely audacious manner in the company of six other Dutchmen, to capture an armed enemy S-boat in Scheveningen harbor in order to cross over to England; in this he failed because the engines would not start.
Finally for having tried to reach England through France and Spain and after having been interned in various prisons and concentration camps in Germany being liberated in 1945.
Royal Decree no. 8 dated 30 August, 1948.