Zwan, van der, Johannes Hendrik

Date of birth:
July 26th, 1918 (The Hague, The Netherlands)
Date of death:
May 14th, 1940 (Overschie, The Netherlands)
Buried on:
Dutch War Graves (Hofwijk)
Nationality:
Dutch (1815-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Sergeant
Unit:
3-II-Regiment Grenadiers, Wapen der Infanterie
Awarded on:
May 9th, 1946
Action:
Recommendation:
He has distinguished himself in combat against the enemy on May 14, 1940, by exceptionally courageous and tactful deeds as group commander in the capture of an enemy position in Overschie, displaying much tact and courage, having penetrated this position, occupied by an overwhelming enemy, at the head of his men and was killed afterwards.
Details:
Posthumously awarded (Royal Decree no.6)
Bronzen Leeuw (BL)

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