Sillevis, Johan Christiaan

Date of birth:
April 9th, 1913 (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
Date of death:
June 13th, 1944 (Lisieux/Dépt. Eure, France)
Buried on:
Dutch War Cemetery Grebbeberg
Row: 8. Grave: 12.
Nationality:
Dutch (1815-present, Kingdom)

Biography

He was shot down whilst on combat patrol in North American B-25D Mitchell FR205(O) over France, folowing the attack on the railway shuntingyard near Lisieux.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Officier-Vlieger der Tweede Klasse (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
No. 320 (Dutch) Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
February 11th, 1944
Details:
Permission to wear the decoration granted by Royal Decree No. 5, dated April 6th, 1944.
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Officier-Vlieger der Tweede Klasse (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
No. 320 (Dutch) Squadron, Royal Air Force
Action:
Recommendation:
He has, in approximately eight months, as captain of aircraft in 320 Squadron R.D.N.A.S. of Our Naval Air Service in the United Kingdom, displayed courage, persistence, capabilty and endurance in numerous operational sorties by day as well as by night, during which many succesful bombing attacks on enemy shippiing were launched, often in the face of intense enemy defensive fire while more than once attacks by enemy fighters had to be repulsed.
Details:
Royal Decree no. 5 dated 29 April, 1943.
Vliegerkruis (VK)

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