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Dibbits-Lunshof, Geessien Henderiel

Date of birth:
March 6th, 1923 (Assen, the Netherlands)
Nationality:
Dutch (1815-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 14th, 1949
She has distinguished herself by exceptional courageous and tactful deeds in combat against the enemy by having joined, since February 1944, the leadership of an important intelligence group as a fellow worker in occupied Netherlands, becoming one of the driving forces behind the group and for having done extremely important intelligence work herself, having maintained an important line of communication. In particular, after having been selected by the leader for her proven ability in intelligence work, having accompanied in the spring of 1944 a Dutch engineer who was to be employed in Berlin on behalf of this group and having set up various lines of communication after arriving there.
Subsequently for having returned to the Netherlands after a stay of a few months in Berlin when the leader of this intelligence group had sent her a message urging her to leave Berlin as soon as possible, more so because a promised radio operator had not arrived by parachute.
Finally for having managed to cross the Dutch-German border in a most daring way and also for cleverly remaining out of enemy hands until the liberation and continuing her work for this group as a courier for instance. By this conduct having rendered important services to the Allied conduct of the war and the Dutch Government.

Royal Decree no 24
Bronzen Leeuw (BL)

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