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Beelaerts van Blokland, Jhr., Jan Jacob Gerard

Date of birth:
December 13th, 1909 (Oosterbeek, the Netherlands)
Date of death:
November 14th, 2005 (Oosterbeek, the Netherlands)
Nationality:
Dutch (1815-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
1e Luitenant (Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
December 3rd, 1941
Aanbeveling:
For courageous and tactful conduct in planning and executing their escape from enemy occupied territory by using a captured enemy aircraft and landing it in Allied territory alhough the aircraft carried enemy markings.


Royal decree no. 5
Bronzen Kruis (BK)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Brigadegeneraal der cavalerie
Unit:
Royal Netherlands Motorized Infantry Brigade "Prinses Irene", Free Dutch Forces
Awarded on:
June 1st, 2004
Chevalier de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)

with swords
Officier in de Orde van Oranje Nassau (ON.4)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)

with 2 clasps
Oorlogsherinneringskruis (OHK)
Inhuldigingsmedaille 1948
Kruis voor de Tweedaagse Militaire Prestatietocht

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