Anemaet, Ricardo Antonio Dionicio "Cardo"

Date of birth:
April 21st, 1912 (Curacao, Dutch Antille Islands)
Date of death:
December 29th, 1991 (the Hague, the Netherlands)
Nationality:
Dutch (1815-present, Kingdom)

Biography

During the Japanese invasion of the Dutch East Indies, Cardo Anemaet flew with the Curtiss-Wright CW-21B in 2e Afdeling, IVe Vliegtuiggroep, ML-KNIL (2-VLG-IV) and later in the conflict the Hawker Hurricane IIB. By the end of the conflict in the Dutch East Indies he became Japanese POW.

Promotions:
July 29th, 1934: Tweede Luitenant Vlieger-Waarnemer (Pilot Officer);
July 29th, 1937: Eerste Luitenant Vlieger-Waarnemer (Flying Officer);
4 december 1946: Kapitein (Flight Lieutenant);
1 november 1949: Majoor (Squadron Leader);
1 november 1953: Luitenant Kolonel (Wing Commander).

Career:
?: 2e Afdeling, IVe Vliegtuiggroep, ML-KNIL.

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Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Eerste-Luitenant Vlieger-Waarnemer (Flying Officer)
Unit:
2e Afdeling, IVe Vliegtuiggroep, ML-KNIL
Awarded on:
June 11th, 1942
Action:
Citation:
"Was a courageous and skillful leader of a fighter squadron. Whilst operating in co-operation with allied units, shot down a number of enemy aircraft."
Details:
Confirmed on April 6th, 1948
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Eerste-Luitenant Vlieger-Waarnemer (Flying Officer)
Unit:
2e Afdeling, IVe Vliegtuiggroep, ML-KNIL
Awarded on:
January 9th, 1948
Vliegerkruis (VK)
Details:
538th Award.
Royal Decree No.63, January 9th, 1948.
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
2e Afdeling, IVe Vliegtuiggroep, ML-KNIL
Action:
Awarded with clasps "NEDERLANDSCH-INDI╦ 1941-1942" and "KRIJG TER LAND 1940-1944".
Oorlogsherinneringskruis (OHK)
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Action:
Awarded with numbers "XX".
Ereteken voor Langdurige Dienst als Officier

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