PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Anceaux, Willem Frederik
Date of birth: November 27th, 1912 (Ridderkerk, the Netherlands)
Date of death:  May 13th, 1940 (Ridderkerk, the Netherlands)
Buried on:  Dutch War Cemetery Grebbeberg
Row: 10.  Grave: 33.
Nationality:  Dutch
BIOGRAPHY: 
Willem Frederik Anceaux served on May 13th, 1940 as the co-pilot of Bernard Swagerman aboard the Fokker T.V Nr. 856 during a bombardment flight on the Moerdijk trafficbridge. The assault failed and during the way back, both the Fokker T.V and on of the accompanying Fokker G.1's (Nr. 315) were shot down. All occupands of both the planes were killed in action.

Promotions:
January 1st, 1933: Reserve Tweede-Luitenant der Infanterie;
January 1st, 1937: Reserve Eeste-Luitenant Vlieger der Militaire Luchtvaart.
     
VLIEGERKRUIS (VK)
Rank: Reserve-Eerste Luitenant-Vlieger
Unit: Piloot Fokker T.V "856", 2-I-1 Luchtvaart Regiment, BomVA
Awarded on: May 6th, 1946
Action: Received for his part in the attack on the Moerdijk traffic Bridge on May 13th, 1940.
Details: 469th Award.
Royal Decree No.9, dated May 6th, 1946.
Awarded posthumously.
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Wilco Vermeer
Information source(s):   - MEIJER, H.G. & VIS, R., Het Vliegerkruis, De Bataafsche Leeuw, Amsterdam, 1997.
- Zuidfront Holland
- The Dutch Medals Page
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