Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema

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Birthday
3, 1917
Birthplace
Indonesia
Death Date
Sep 26, 2007 (90)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
3, 1917
Birthplace
Indonesia
Death Date
Sep 26, 2007 (90)

About

Dutch World War II hero who led a series of Allied spying missions into his Nazi-occupied homeland.

Before Fame

He was a university student when the war broke out. After escaping to England, he joined the Dutch resistance.

Trivia

He learned how to fly during World War II and eventually piloted nighttime bombing missions, dropping flares to illuminate targets.

Family Life

He was born in Indonesia, which was then part of the Dutch East Indies.

Associated With

His famous book Soldier of Orange was adapted into a 1977 film directed by Paul Verhoeven .

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