Doorninck, van, Damiaen Joan

Date of birth:
August 29th, 1902 (Vught/Noord-Brabant, Netherlands)
Date of death:
September 24th, 1987 (Mynachlog-ddu/Wales, United Kingdom)
Nationality:
Dutch (1815-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Lieutenant Commander Damiaen Doornick was captured in May 1940. He was one the few who managed to escape from captivity by escaping from Colditz on 9 September 1942. The other escapees included RAF pilot Fowler. Only those 2 managed to reach neutral soil.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Luitenant-ter-Zee 1e Klasse (Lieutenant-Commander)
Awarded on:
June 2nd, 1945
Action:
"For showing great courage, initiative and stamina after being held at numerous POW camps, by preparing his escape and finally reaching England after encountering many obstacles underway."
Bronzen Kruis (BK)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
XXX (30 years)
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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Luitenant-ter-Zee 1e Klasse (Lieutenant-Commander)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

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