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Biallosterski, Tobias "Tobs"

Date of birth:
April 18th, 1920 (Bloemendaal, the Netherlands)
Date of death:
February 26th, 1945 (Scheveningen, the Netherlands)
Mentioned on:
Dutch War Graves Den Haag
Nationality:
Dutch (1815-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Dienstplichtig Sergeant (Enlisted Sergeant)
Awarded on:
March 9th, 1943
Royal Decree No. 9, dated March 9th, 1943.
Bronzen Kruis (BK)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Second-Lieutenant
Unit:
N Section, Special Operations Executive (SOE), British Government
Awarded on:
December 20th, 1944
Received for returning to England after his first mission as a BBO agent. The mission was called "Draughts 1".
Honorary
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Tijdelijk Reserve Eerste Luitenant (Temporary First Leuitenant of Reserves)
Unit:
N Section, Special Operations Executive (SOE), British Government
Awarded on:
February 25th, 1946
Ridder vierde klasse der Militaire Willems Orde (MWO.4)
Recommendation:
For having distinguished himself greatly by performing outstanding deeds of courage, perseverance and loyalty in the execution of very important tasks assigned to him in the months of April and September 1944, having been dropped by parachute over Dutch occupied territory. Thereby having shown great perseverance and outstanding organisational skills throughout in bringing unity and cooperation to the active underground resistance and having inspired all those he met in connection with his mission to greater activity by his loyal example. Finally, in the political prison in Scheveningen having succumbed to wounds, sustained during an engagement with the enemy.
Royal Decree No. 33. Awarded posthumously.

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willem Mugge
  • Photo: SOE file, TNA, Londen
  • - Roever, de E., Zij sprongen bij maanlicht, De Geschiedenis van het Bureau Bijzondere Opdrachten en de agenten, Londen 1944-1945, Uitgeverij Hollandia, 1985, ISBN 9789060453896
    - The Dutch Medals Page