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Dutch awards to American Divisional Colours for World War II

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Divisional Colour of the 82nd Airborne Division

Known awards: MWO.4,VHK,OL

Ridder 4e klasse der Militaire Willems-Orde
Knight 4th class in the Military William's Order
   Royal Decree no. 30 of 8 October, 1945

Overwegende, dat de Amerikaanse 82ste Luchtlandingsdivisie gedurende de luchtlandingsoperaties en de daarop volgende gevechten in MIDDEN-NEDERLAND in de periode van 17 September tot 4 October 1944 bijzonder heeft uitgemunt door de haar opgedragen taak met beleid, gepaard gaande aan grooten moed, zelfopoffering en trouw te volbrengen;
Overwegende voorts, dat de gevechten, welke door voornoemde Divisie zijn geleverd, hebben plaats gehad in het gebied van NIJMEGEN.

Aan voornoemde Divisie toestemming te verleenen in haar "Divisional Colours" den naam te voeren van de stad NIJMEGEN 1944.

Verzetsherdenkingskruis 1940-1945
Resistance Commemorative Cross 1940-1945
   6 October, 1982

Oranje erekoord
Orange Lanyard
   Ministerial Decree of 8 October, 1945
   Awarded to the Divisional Colours of the 82nd A.D. and all individual members who served in the Arnhem operations in the period from 17 September to 28 November, 1944.

Source: Maalderink p. 261 ; BL/BK p. 88,92 ; VHK p. 61,63 ; Decorare 8 p. 35

Divisional Colour of the 101st Airborne Division

Known awards: VHK,OL

Verzetsherdenkingskruis 1940-1945
Resistance Commemorative Cross 1940-1945
   6 October, 1982

Oranje erekoord
Orange Lanyard
   Ministerial Decree of 21 September, 1946
   Awarded to the Divisional Colours of the 101st A.D. and all individual members who served in the Arnhem operations in the period from 17 September to 28 November, 1944.

Source: BL/BK p. 88 ; VHK p. 61,63

IXth Army Air Force Troop Carrier Command

Known awards: OL

Oranje erekoord
Orange Lanyard
   Ministerial Decree of 20 April, 1982

THE MINISTER OF DEFENCE


HAVING REGARD TO:
the Orders of the then Minister of War dated 8 October 1945 (Sec. X 25) and 20 September 1946 (Sec. P 203), by which permission was granted to the personnel of the American 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions respectively to wear the Orange Lanyard;

CONSIDERING:
that it is also desirable that the glider pilots who took part in the airborne operations in the central and southern parts of the Netherlands should have a lasting memento of that glorious battle;

DECREES:
1.   That the Glider Pilots of the IXth Army Air Force Troop Carrier Command who took part in the airborne operations and in the subsequent combat actions of the American 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions in the central and southern parts of the Netherlands in the period from 17 September to 28 November 1944, be permitted to wear the Orange Lanyard.
2.   This Decree shall take effect on the date of signature.

The Hague, 20 April 1982

(Signed) H.A.F.M.O. van Mierlo
MINISTER OF DEFENCE

Source: BL/BK p. 88