Bruinier, Jan Berend Hendrik

Date of birth:
October 9th, 1913 (Djakarta, Dutch East-Indies)
Date of death:
March 21st, 2005 (Ede, the Netherlands)
Nationality:
Dutch (1815-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Flew as Eerste Luitenant-vlieger der Militaire Luchtvaart of the Koninklijk Nederlandsch-Indisch Leger with No. 92 en No. 611 Squadron, Royal Air Force.

Promotions:
1st January 1937: Tweede Luitenant-vlieger ML KV KNIL;
1st January 1939: Tweede Luitenant-vlieger ML KNIL;
1st January 1949: Kapitein;
1st June 1953: Majoor-vlieger KLu;
15th August 1955: Luitenant-kolonel;
1st November 1961: Kolonel;
17th October 1966: Commodore;
1st November 1969: Generaal-majoor;

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
1e Luitenant-vlieger (1st Lieutenant-pilot)
Unit:
No. 611 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
October 3rd, 1941
Action:
Received for warsorties over Western Europe with the R.A.F.

Citation:
"Belonged to the first group of fighter pilots that came over from the Duthc East Indies, detached with the RAF taken part in the warfare; inflicted difficulties to the enemy under difficult circumstances; showed galantry and perseverence."
Details:
2nd Award.
Royal Decree Nr. 2 dated 3rd October 1941.
Vliegerkruis (VK)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kapitein vlieger-waarnemer
Unit:
Militaire Luchtvaart van het Koninklijk Nederlandsch-Indisch Leger
Awarded on:
May 23rd, 1950
Verzetsster Oost-AziŽ 1942-1945 (VOA)
Details:
Royal Decree Nr. 46, dated 23rd May 1950.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Awarded with two clasps.
Oorlogsherinneringskruis (OHK)

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