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Aninga, Sytze

Date of birth:
January 30th, 1894 (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands)
Date of death:
August 17th, 1974 (Breda, the Netherlands)
Nationality:
Dutch (1815-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Luitenant-Kolonel
Unit:
Forward Echelon, G-5 (Civil Affairs) Division, Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF), Allied Forces
Awarded on:
August 30th, 1945
Lt Col S Aninga has been the representative of the Netherlands Military Administration with the Forward Echelon of G-5 Section SHAEF Mission (NETHERLANDS) at Eindhoven since November 1944. This officer not only most skillfully represented Netherlands Military Administration but has been an outstandingly helpful assistant to the mission. His co-operation in meeting the requirements of the Mission, of passing their directions in a tactful way to those Netherlands Authorities concerned, and his interpretation of Netherlands feeling to the Mission have proved of the utmost value. It is true to say that without the help of Ly Col S. ANINGA the work of this Forward Echelon would have been far less effective than it was, since it was due to his initiative and zeal that many problems were cleared up to the satisfaction both of the Armies in the field and the Netherlands.
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Luitenant-kolonel (Lieutenant-Colonel)
Unit:
Forward Echelon, G-5 (Civil Affairs) Division, Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF), Allied Forces
Awarded on:
February 11th, 1947
Legion of Merit - Officer (LoM - O)

General orders no 20

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