PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Anemaet, Ricardo Antonio Dionicio "Cardo" (Service number: 121621000)
Date of birth: April 21st, 1912 (Curacao, Dutch Antille Islands)
Date of death:  December 29th, 1991 (the Hague, the Netherlands)
Nationality:  Dutch
BIOGRAPHY: 
During the Japanese invasion of the Dutch East Indies, Cardo Anemaet flew with the Curtiss-Wright CW-21B in 2e Afdeling, IVe Vliegtuiggroep, ML-KNIL (2-VLG-IV) and later in the conflict the Hawker Hurricane IIB. By the end of the conflict in the Dutch East Indies he became Japanese POW.

Promotions:
July 29th, 1934: Tweede Luitenant Vlieger-Waarnemer (Pilot Officer);
July 29th, 1937: Eerste Luitenant Vlieger-Waarnemer (Flying Officer);
4 december 1946: Kapitein (Flight Lieutenant);
1 november 1949: Majoor (Squadron Leader);
1 november 1953: Luitenant Kolonel (Wing Commander).

Career:
?: 2e Afdeling, IVe Vliegtuiggroep, ML-KNIL.
     
DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS (DFC)
Rank: Eerste-Luitenant Vlieger-Waarnemer (Flying Officer)
Unit: 2e Afdeling, IVe Vliegtuiggroep, ML-KNIL
Awarded on: June 11th, 1942
Action: Citation:
"Was a courageous and skillful leader of a fighter squadron. Whilst operating in co-operation with allied units, shot down a number of enemy aircraft."
Details: Confirmed on April 6th, 1948
 
     
VLIEGERKRUIS (VK)
Rank: Eerste-Luitenant Vlieger-Waarnemer (Flying Officer)
Unit: 2e Afdeling, IVe Vliegtuiggroep, ML-KNIL
Awarded on: January 9th, 1948
Details: 538th Award.
Royal Decree No.63, January 9th, 1948.
 
     
OORLOGSHERINNERINGSKRUIS (OHK)
Unit: 2e Afdeling, IVe Vliegtuiggroep, ML-KNIL
Action: Awarded with clasps "NEDERLANDSCH-INDI╦ 1941-1942" and "KRIJG TER LAND 1940-1944".
 
     
ERETEKEN VOOR ORDE EN VREDE
 
     
ERETEKEN VOOR LANGDURIGE DIENST ALS OFFICIER
Action: Awarded with numbers "XX".
 
     
KRUIS VOOR BETOONDE MARSVAARDIGHEID
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - DFC Citation.
- MEIJER, H.G. & VIS, R., Het Vliegerkruis, De Bataafsche Leeuw, Amsterdam, 1997.
- Dutch Medals Page
- Original decorations
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