- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Officier M.S.D. der Tweede Klasse
- Hr. Ms. Jacob van Heemskerck, Koninklijke Marine
- Awarded on:
- September 12th, 1942
For having displayed courage and energy over a lengthy period of time aboard Our Flotilla Leader “Jacob van Heemskerk” in times of war and despite his low seniority having commanded his subordinates in an eminent manner while frequently having behaved coolly and calmly in action against the enemy.
Royal Decree No. 10.