Anemaet, Ricardo Antonio Dionicio "Cardo"

    Date of birth:
    April 21st, 1912 (Curacao, Dutch Antille Islands)
    Date of death:
    December 29th, 1991 (the Hague, the Netherlands)
    Service number:
    121621000
    Nationality:
    Dutch (1815-present, Kingdom)

    Biography

    During the Japanese invasion of the Dutch East Indies, Cardo Anemaet flew with the Curtiss-Wright CW-21B in 2e Afdeling, IVe Vliegtuiggroep, ML-KNIL (2-VLG-IV) and later in the conflict the Hawker Hurricane IIB. By the end of the conflict in the Dutch East Indies he became Japanese POW.

    Promotions:
    July 29th, 1934: Tweede Luitenant Vlieger-Waarnemer (Pilot Officer);
    July 29th, 1937: Eerste Luitenant Vlieger-Waarnemer (Flying Officer);
    4 december 1946: Kapitein (Flight Lieutenant);
    1 november 1949: Majoor (Squadron Leader);
    1 november 1953: Luitenant Kolonel (Wing Commander).

    Career:
    ?: 2e Afdeling, IVe Vliegtuiggroep, ML-KNIL.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Eerste-Luitenant Vlieger-Waarnemer (Flying Officer)
    Unit:
    2e Afdeling, IVe Vliegtuiggroep, ML-KNIL
    Awarded on:
    June 11th, 1942
    Action:
    Citation:
    "Was a courageous and skillful leader of a fighter squadron. Whilst operating in co-operation with allied units, shot down a number of enemy aircraft."
    Details:
    Confirmed on April 6th, 1948
    Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Eerste-Luitenant Vlieger-Waarnemer (Flying Officer)
    Unit:
    2e Afdeling, IVe Vliegtuiggroep, ML-KNIL
    Awarded on:
    January 9th, 1948
    Vliegerkruis (VK)
    Details:
    538th Award.
    Royal Decree No.63, January 9th, 1948.
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Unit:
    2e Afdeling, IVe Vliegtuiggroep, ML-KNIL
    Action:
    Awarded with clasps "NEDERLANDSCH-INDI╦ 1941-1942" and "KRIJG TER LAND 1940-1944".
    Oorlogsherinneringskruis (OHK)
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Action:
    Awarded with numbers "XX".
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