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Baars, Justinus Henricus Leonardus "Harry"

Date of birth:
April 21st, 1919 (Woensel/Noord-Brabant, Netherlands)
Date of death:
January 1st, 2002 (Amsterdam/Noord-Holland, Netherlands)
Nationality:
Dutch (1815-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
Hr.Ms. "Mok I", Koninklijke Marine
Awarded on:
January 30th, 1941
Awarded for:
Operation Dynamo
Recommendation:
"For eminent military services rendered to the Homeland in wartime, namely as a crewmember of H.M. communication vessel “De Mok”. Said vessel, eminently having rendered assistance in the period between May 31st and June 4th 1940 during the evacuation of the B.E.F. from Dunkirque under heavy bombing and machinegun fire by enemy fighters, was finally lost following a collision with a French destroyer, displayed cool-headedness and determination enabling important units of this expeditionary force to be evacuated to England on this vessel."

KB no 19
Bronzen Kruis (BK)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1945
Ereteken voor Belangrijke Krijgsbedrijven
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1946
Ereteken voor Orde en Vrede
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1959
Ereteken voor Langdurige Dienst als Officier
Awarded on:
1971
Kruis van Verdienste in de Huisorde van Oranje

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