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Klooss, Barend

Date of birth:
October 22nd, 1913 (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
Date of death:
September 6th, 1944 (KZ Mauthausen, Austria)
Buried on:
Memorial and Grave Victims Englandspiel
Nationality:
Dutch (1815-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Tijdelijk benoemd reserve-tweede luitenant voor algemene dienst
Unit:
N Section, Special Operations Executive (SOE), British Government
Awarded on:
May 2nd, 1953
Awarded for:
Operation Plan Claribel
"He has distinguished himself as a member of a secret intelligence agency that has dispatched him in the years between 1940 and 1945 to enemy held territory where he had to perform life threatening actions under extremely trying circumstances that ultimately led to his death by enemy counter-action."

Royal decree no. 33 (posthumously awarded)
Bronzen Kruis (BK)

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