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Wunderink, Gerhard Christoffel

Date of birth:
January 25th, 1897 (Arnhem, The Netherlands)
Date of death:
September 12th, 1944 (Dieren, The Netherlands)
Buried on:
Dutch War Graves General Cemetery Moscowa Arnhem
Plot: 6. Row: L. Grave: 203.
Nationality:
Dutch (1815-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Res. kapitein (Captain of Reserves)
Unit:
x, Nederlands Verzet
Awarded on:
May 5th, 1953
Recommendation:
He has distinguished himself by exceptionally courageous and tactful deeds in early 1941, by having joined an importance resistance group which also passed on military intelligence in the Netherlands, acting as commander of this group and later on as commander of an important district of this group; in addition for having managed by his perseverance to restore the organization of this group which had suffered heavily from numerous arrests and for having maintained contact with other underground organizations.
Furthermore, when he knew that the enemy was after him, forcing him into hiding, for not having decreased his activities and despite the constant danger, having maintained numerous contacts until his arrest in mid-September 1944 and his subsequent execution.

Posthumously awarded (Royal Decree no.61)
Bronzen Kruis (BK)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Res. kapitein (Captain of Reserves)
Unit:
x, Nederlands Verzet
"... for their outstanding services in underground activities connected with the organized civil and Armed Forces resistance movement in Holland during the period of occupation of that country by the Germans, from 7 December 1941 to include various dates of such meritorious service leading to the liberation in May 1945. ..."

With Bronze Palm (posthumously awarded to family in Driebergen on 9 June 1954)
Medal of Freedom

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