COOKE, G  
 
PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Cooke, G
Date of birth:  Unknown
Nationality:  Dutch
     
     
VLIEGERKRUIS (VK)
Rank: Eerste Luitenant-Vliegenier (First-Lieutenant-Pilot)
Unit: ML-KNIL
Action: Awarded by Governemental Decree in 1942, for wartime air raids during the fightings in the Dutch East Indies, particulary for bombing a Japanese Destroyer of the coast od Northern Borneo, near Mirie.
 
     
VLIEGERKRUIS (VK)
Rank: Eerste Luitenant-Vliegenier (First-Lieutenant-Pilot)
Unit: No 18 (RNAF) Squadron
Received on: 24 February 1945
Action: Second Flying Cross was first granted by Royal Decree No 2 on December 21st 1944, but was on February 24th 1945, withdrawn with Royal Decree No 10 and was replaced by the same Royal Decree with the text: "The Flying Cross (second time) to 1st lieutenant Vlieger-Waarnemer J. Cooke granted while belonging to a crew of two planes, intended for throwing leaflets above Batavia and Bandoeng flown from Australia, showing courage and perseverance during implementation of this action on September 24th 1944, where also some occupied Japanese buildings in these places was fired upon."
Details: Royal Decree No 2 on December 21st 1944 and changed by Royal Decree No 10 dd. February 24th 1945
 
     
VLIEGERKRUIS (VK)
Rank: Kapitein-Vlieger (Pilot-Captain)
Unit: No 18 (RNAF) Squadron
Received on: 28 February 1952
Action: By Royal Decree No 25, for 43 operational flights (253 hours) during the period from 1943 until 1945 above Australiaa and the South-Western Pacific.
Details: Royal Decree No 25 dd. Februari 28, 1952.
 
     
OFFICIER IN DE ORDE VAN ORANJE NASSAU (ON.4)
 
     
OORLOGSHERINNERINGSKRUIS (OHK)
Action: Received with the bars "Nederlands-IndiŽ 1941-1942" and "Oorlogsvluchten 1940-1945".
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - Meijer H.G. en R. Vis, Het Vliegerkruis, De Bataafsche Leeuw, Amsterdam, 1997
   
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