Kadt, de, Sidney Rudi

Date of birth:
April 8th, 1920 (Heemstede, the Netherlands)
Date of death:
January 5th, 2013 (Vogelenzang, the Netherlands)
Nationality:
Dutch (1815-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Sidney Rudi de Kadt evaded from occupied country the Netherlands to Portugal and then the United States. Ther he joined the Dutch forces and eventually was stationed with the Forces of the Netherlands-East Indian Air Corps. After the Japanese occupied the Dutch East Indies, he fled to Australia and afterwards was trained for air duty in the United States, Fort Leavenworth. After training he joined the No. 18 (NEI) Squadron with whome he served 37 operational sorties. He was honrably discharged in 1946.

For his service after World War Two he received the "Ereteken Orde en Vrede".

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 5th, 1943
Kruis van Verdienste (KV)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Militie-Sergeant Vlieger-Waarnemer (Flight Sergeant)
Unit:
No. 18 (Netherlands East Indies) Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force
Awarded on:
December 9th, 1949
Details:
639th Award.
Royal Decree No. 25, dated December 9th, 1949.
Vliegerkruis (VK)

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