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Bergeijk, van, Klaas

Date of birth:
(Piershil, Netherlands)
Nationality:
Dutch (1815-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Klaas van Bergeijk aided the crashed Canadian pilot Hugh Rower on 10 May 1940, for which he received letters of Gratitude from Prince Bernhard and General Dwight Eisenhower.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1945

Headquarters at Velde
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
"For gallant service in assisting the escape of Allied soldiers from the enemy."
~Dwight Eisenhower
Presidential Letter of Gratitude

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