Kragt, Dignus "Dick"

Date of birth:
1917
Date of death:
July 8th, 2008 (Norway)
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Dick Kragt was dropped near Epe and Vaassen in the Netherlands in the night of 23rd and 24th June 1943 with the mission to set up an escape line. Was known under the aliasses Lemontree, captain Kay, Frans Hals, Dick and Badsworth.
On parachuting he lost his equipment, including his radio and was only armed with his Colt 45. He managed to contact Joop Piller, a Jewish underground worker living in Emst, with whom he built up a network to hide, protect and smuggle downed airmen out of occupied territory.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Captain
Unit:
Secret Agent MI9, Military Intelligence Section 9, War Office (Geheim Agent MI9, Britse Militaire Inlichtingendienst Sectie 9, Britse War Office)
Awarded on:
December 20th, 1951
Details:
Royal Decree No. 31 datad 20th December 1951.
Bronzen Leeuw (BL)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Temporary Captain
Unit:
Intelligence Corps
Awarded on:
July 23rd, 1948
Details:
With Gold Palm
Medal of Freedom

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