DAANEN, Hermanus Jan Hendrik  
 
PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Daanen, Hermanus Jan Hendrik
Date of birth:  December 21st, 1916 (Vlissingen)
Date of death:  September 7th, 1944 (Mossman, North Queensland, Australia)
Nationality:  Dutch
     
     
VLIEGERKRUIS (VK)
Rank: Eerste Luitenant Vlieger Waarnemer K.N.I.L.
Unit: 18th (Dutch) squadron, RAAF
Received on: 28 November 1949
Action: The Dutch Flying Cross was posthumously awarded to 1st Lt. H.J.H. Daanen. During the war with Japan from 1943-1945 he bravely and persistently served as a member of an aircrew. He carried out at least 39 operational flights with a total of 234 flying hours, during this flights he caused the enemy considerable damage.
1st Lt. H.J.H. Daanen disappeared on 7 September 1944 during a flight with a C-47 from Merauke to Cairns. The wreckage of the Dakota was eventually discovered in January 1989. The deceased passengers and crew are buried at the War Cemetery at Cairns.
 
     
OORLOGSHERINNERINGSKRUIS (OHK)
Rank: Eerste Luitenant Vlieger Waarnemer K.N.I.L.
Unit: 18th (Dutch) squadron, RAAF
Received on: 24 December 1949
Action: Posthumously awarded in 1949 with the clasp "War flights 1940-1945". The clasp "War flights 1940-1945" was awarded to those who actually fought against the enemy, aboard airplanes, and were in active service in an area of war for at least six months.
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Oorlogsgravenstichting
Information source(s):   - David Mossou, The Netherlands - Netherlands East Indies Air Force
   
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