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Wetters, Benjamin

Date of birth:
October 27th, 1913 (Semarang, NOI)
Date of death:
June 23rd, 1948 (Poerwakarta, NOI)
Buried on:
Dutch War Cemetery Pandu
Plot: II. Grave: 424.
Nationality:
Dutch (1815-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Eerste luitenant-kortverband-vlieger (Flying Officer)
Awarded on:
October 19th, 1943
Recommendation:
As commander and director of fire of a patrol of 3 aircraft while executing a bombardment on February 18, 1943 being attacked by a Japanese fighter and by fine control of fire managing to have this fighter shot down. Shortly afterwards, being attacked by 3 enemy fighters and as he noticed one of the aircraft of his patrol was unable to stay in formation due to damage by bullets and the enemy aircraft were concentrating their fire of this aircraft, he came to the rescue of the stricken aircraft and chased the enemy away.

Royal decree no. 3
Vliegerkruis (VK)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Eerste luitenant-kortverband-vlieger (Flying Officer)
Unit:
No. 18 (Netherlands East Indies) Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force
Awarded on:
January 9th, 1948
Vliegerkruis (VK)

Royal decree no. 63 (second award)

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