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Bulthuis, Jan

Date of birth:
March 16th, 1922 (Klazienaveen, the Netherlands)
Date of death:
February 13th, 2012 (Edam, the Netherlands)
Nationality:
Dutch (1815-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Res. 1e luitenant der artillerie (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Awarded on:
May 26th, 1952
Recommendation:
He has distinguished himself in combat against the enemy as a member of a KP unit in northern Drenthe that was involved in organizing so called weapon drops which have actually been used in combat in the vicinity of Smilde and Appelscha during the liberation in April 1945. He personally took part in the fighting around Appelscha where the KP unit co-operated with French paratroops and where he, on behalf of the commander of the unit, delivered an important message to the Canadian units in Friesland.

KB no 15
Bronzen Kruis (BK)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)

awarded with 1 clasp
Oorlogsherinneringskruis (OHK)
Period:
Indonesian National Revolution (1945-1949)

awarded with 3 clasps
Ereteken voor Orde en Vrede

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Ereteken voor Langdurige Dienst als Officier
Kruis voor betoonde marsvaardigheid
Draaginsigne Gewonden

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