Bakker, Hendrik

Date of birth:
August 14th, 1901
Nationality:
Dutch (1815-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 11th, 1952
Action:
Recommendation:
He has distinguished himself in connection with hostile action by his courageous and tactful conduct, at the same time serving the interests of the Kingdom as operator of the secret transmitting station western Zeeuws-Vlaanderen of the O.D. during the last months of the occupation when this area was isolated due to wartime conditions, radio being the only means of communication with the regional command on the island of Walcheren. He did everything in his power to establish and maintain the connection in spite of all the risks involved like bombing, tracking vehicles etc.
Details:
KB no 13
Kruis van Verdienste (KV)

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