Folmer, Johanna Maria

Date of birth:
July 9th, 1923 (Hoofddorp, the Netherlands)
Nationality:
Dutch (1815-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Ridder in de Orde van Oranje Nassau (ON.5)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 4th, 1946
Details:
Awarded with gold palm.
Medal of Freedom
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 11th, 1947
George Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 22nd, 1951
Action:
Recommendation:
For having distinguished herself by performing exceptionaslly courageous and tactful actions in combat against the enemy during 1943 and 1944 in escorting over 300 Allied military, including a large numbers of aircraft crews. She was further involved in tracing and identifying Allied personnel that had escaped from downed planes. Transport of all these people was done by train to the Belgian border during which she acted as escort and handed them over to so-called passeurs. She was arrested in 1944 and sentenced to death but the sentence was not executed. She has rendered valuable services to the Allied war effort.

Details:
Royal Decree number 34
Bronzen Leeuw (BL)

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