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Smit, Karst Gerrit

Date of birth:
June 17th, 1917 (the Hague, the Netherlands)
Date of death:
July 16th, 2003 (Vosselaar, Belgium)
Nationality:
Dutch (1815-present, Kingdom)

Biography

On October 28th, 1950 the Minister of Land Defense in Brussels granted Karst G. Smit the honor of Helper 1st Class of the Information and Action Service.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 16th, 1946
Received with two lighning bolts. Also received permission to wear the Belgian Lion on the medal on February 12th, 1951.
Médaille commémorative de la Guerre 1940-1945
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 26th, 1946
Received with Silver Palme.

Presented on November 21st, 1946.
Medal of Freedom
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 2nd, 1947
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1950
Oorlogsherinneringskruis (OHK)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 12th, 1952
Médaille de la Résistance
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 27th, 1954
Received with three stars.

Royal Decree Nr. 316.
Croix du Prisonnier politique de la Guerre 1940 - 1945
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 24th, 1954
Médaille d'Argent de la Réconnaissance Française
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 19th, 1967
Médaille du Militaire-Combattant de la guerre 1940-1945
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1974
Medaille des Passeurs
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 5th, 1978
Yad Vashem-decoration
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 5th, 1982
Verzetsherdenkingskruis (VHK)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 27th, 1982
Ridder in de Orde van Oranje Nassau (ON.5)

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