PERSONALIA
 
Name:  André de La Porte, Pieter Cornelis
Date of birth: December 13th, 1912 (Baarn, the Netherlands)
Date of death:  August 24th, 1944 (over Ambon, Dutch East Indies)
Nationality:  Dutch
     
VLIEGERKRUIS (VK)
Rank: Reserve-Kapitein Vlieger-Waarnemer
Unit: No. 18 Squadron
Awarded on: June 16th, 1950
Details: 703rd Award. (posthumously)
Royal Decree No.44, June 16th, 1950
 
     
KRUIS VAN VERDIENSTE (KV)
Rank: Reserve Eerste Luitenant Vlieger
Unit: KNIL
Awarded on: February 4th, 1943
Action: Recommendation:
He has displayed courage, determination and capability during the Japanese offensive in Burma in May 1942, by frequently piloting an unarmed and unfamiliar aircraft flying photgraphic missions at great height up to 1.000 miles deep over enemy held territory in order to enable aircraft of the U.S. Air Force to succesfullty execute bombing missions.
Details: KB no 1
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - MEIJER, H.G. & VIS, R., Het Vliegerkruis, De Bataafsche Leeuw, Amsterdam, 1997.
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