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Lippe-Biesterfeld, van, Bernhard, L.F.E.J.K.K.

Date of birth:
June 29th, 1911 (Detmold Castle/Jena, German Empire)
Date of death:
December 1st, 2004 (Utrecht, The Netherlands)
Buried on:
Crypt of Oranje-Nassau
Nationality:
Dutch (1815-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generaal-Majoor-Vlieger
Awarded on:
January 10th, 1944
Legion of Merit - Commander (LoM - C)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generaal-Majoor-Vlieger
Awarded on:
February 22nd, 1944
Knights/Dames Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (K/DBE)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Luitenant-generaal-vlieger
Unit:
Binnelandse Strijdkrachten (NBS), Nederlands Verzet
Awarded on:
January 29th, 1946
Commander-in-chief
Bronze Star  Medal (BSM)
Rank:
Prins der Nederlanden
Awarded on:
April 5th, 1946
Elefantordenen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Luitenant-generaal
Unit:
Bevelhebber der Nederlandse strijdkrachten.
Awarded on:
June 15th, 1946
Prins of the Netherlands
Commandeur der Militaire Willems Orde (MWO.2)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Luitenant-generaal (Lieutenant-general)
Unit:
No. 322 (Dutch) Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
July 3rd, 1946
Official Citation:
“By his skills and perseverance shown in warfare and other aerial flights, and his continuous enthusiasm he showed courage, conduct and initiative. His inspiring example has highly contributed in stimulating the professional zeal and performance of the members of the Dutch Air forces.”
489th Award.
Royal Decree No. 75 dd. July 3rd 1946
Vliegerkruis (VK)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 20th, 1984
Verzetsherdenkingskruis (VHK)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
With bars "NEDERLAND MEI 1940" en "KRIJG TE LAND 1940-1945".
Oorlogsherinneringskruis (OHK)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Received with palm.
Croix de Guerre (1939-1945)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Received with palm.
Croix de Guerre 1940
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1940
Flying Badge

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