Gerrit Jan Piksen was born on July 24th, 1917 as son to Gerrit Hendrik Piksen and Johanna van Heun.
During a major raid in Salland on 14 October 1944, the 27 year old Gerrit Jan Piksen was killed. In the morning Gerrit Jan had helped to hide two Allied pilots and a Russian prisoner of war. Gerrit Jan was later that day arrested by the Germans and was interrogated. After having been severely beaten Gerrit Jan was liquidated in the Bathemerweg near Haarle. Three days later he was buried in the collective grave at the cemetery in Hellendoorn.
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