Name:  Abbenbroek, Anton Willem Marie
Date of birth: December 9th, 1917 (The Hague, the Netherlands)
Date of death:  July 29th, 1943 (Leusderheide, the Netherlands)
Nationality:  Dutch (1815-present, Kingdom)
Awarded on: May 5th, 1953
Action: Recommendation:
He has distinguished himself in connection with hostile action by courageous and tactful conduct, serving the interests of the Kingdom, having served as runner for the chief of staff of the OD (Dutch underground) in 1941. After the latter’s arrest and that of both first commanders of the OD, he took temporary charge of the whole organisation, together with another runner. He kept in close touch with secret agents arriving from England and provided them with information of military importance. The establishment of a nationwide radionetwork and the mapping of dropzones for weaponry was achieved partly due to his initiative. He was arrested March 6th, 1942 and executed in July 1943.
Details: KB no 61 (awarded posthumously)
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Information source(s):   - HEUVEL, C.C. VAN DEN e.a., Verzetsherdenkingskruis, Samsom Uitgeverij, 1985.
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