PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Parmentier, Koene Dirk
Date of birth: September 26th, 1904 (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Date of death:  October 21st, 1948 (Tarbolton/Scotland, Great Britain)
Nationality:  Dutch
 
     
OFFICER OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (OBE)
Awarded on: March 18th, 1943
Action: Citation:
"Since 1940, K.L.M. have done most valuable work on the service between this country an Lissabon. Their achievement in maintaining almost a hundred per cent regularity in all weathers with a minimum of radio aids, inadequate equipment and depleted staff had been magnificent and had been a notable contribution to the war effort. Commander Parmentier, as their Flying Superintendant, has been responsible for the fine work done by the pilots ans Mr. van Os, as Chief of Technical Service, for the high standard of technical maintenance. The work done by both these men has been beyond praise."
Details: Granted permission to accept and wear by Royal Decree no. 1 of March 18th, 1943.
 
     
VLIEGERKRUIS (VK)
Rank: Gezagvoerder
Unit: Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij (K.L.M.)
Awarded on: June 24th, 1943
Action: Citation:
"On April 19th, 1943, when a passengers airplane was suddenly attacked and strafed over the Atlantic Ocean by six enemy aircraft, has distinguished himself by valor, conduct and skill whereby further attacks could be evaded and the damaged aircraft with three passengers and an important cargo safely landed."

Action during a flight from London to Lisbon with PH-ALI.
Details: 108th Award.
Royal Decree no. 1 of June 24th, 1943.
 
     
OORLOGSHERINNERINGSKRUIS (OHK)
Action: Received with a bar.
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Wikipedia/Collectie SPAARNESTAD PHOTO/Wiel van der Randen
Information source(s):   - MEIJER, H.G. & VIS, R., Het Vliegerkruis, De Bataafsche Leeuw, Amsterdam, 1997.
- The Dutch Medals Page
- Instituut voor Nederlandse geschiedenis
- Aviacrash
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