PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Arkel, van, Jan (Service number: 1149979, Royal Air Force)
Date of birth: August 27th, 1919 (Buiksloot, the Netherlands)
Date of death:  February 23rd, 2011 (Helmond, the Netherlands)
Nationality:  Dutch
BIOGRAPHY: 
Promotions:
20th May 1948: Kapitein-vlieger Waarnemer;
16th August 1952: Majoor;
1st September 1956: Luitenant-kolonel;
1st November 1964: Kolonel.

Career:
6th January 1942 - 15th July 1942: No. 41 Squadron;
30th October 1946: Royal Netherlands Air Force;
1974: Retired.
     
BRONZEN KRUIS (BK)
Rank: Dienstplichtig Sergeant (Enlisted Sergeant)
Unit: Motordienst
Awarded on: December 6th, 1940
Details: Royal Decree No. 6 dated 6th December 1940.
 
     
VLIEGERKRUIS (VK)
Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Unit: No. 322 (Dutch) Squadron
Awarded on: October 5th, 1944
Details: 283rd Award.
Royal Decree No. 30 dated 5th October 1944.
 
     
RIDDER IN DE ORDE VAN ORANJE NASSAU (ON.5)
Awarded on: 1954
 
     
OORLOGSHERINNERINGSKRUIS (OHK)
Details: Received with clasps "MEI 1940" and "OORLOGSVLUCHTEN 1940 - 1945".
 
     
ERETEKEN VOOR LANGDURIGE DIENST ALS OFFICIER
 
     
DRAAGINSIGNE VETERANEN
 
     
1939-1945 STAR
 
     
AIR CREW EUROPE STAR
Details: Received with clasp "FRANCE AND GERMANY".
 
     
DEFENCE MEDAL 1939-1945
 
     
WAR MEDAL 1939-1945
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - MEIJER, H.G., Bronzen Leeuw, Bronzen Kruis, De Bataafsche Leeuw, Amsterdam, 1990.
- MEIJER, H.G. & VIS, R., Het Vliegerkruis, De Bataafsche Leeuw, Amsterdam, 1997.
- Checkpoint, Nr. 4, Mei 2011
- The Pilots of 41 Squadron RAF, 1939-1945
- The Dutch Medals Page
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