J E Greidanus SC SSM CD

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J E Greidanus SC SSM CD - 30/11/12 09:14 AM

From Williams Stubbs, ACA West Vancouver:

J E Greidanus SC, a pilot on 428 445 444 408 418 sdquadrons and laterly a member of the West Vancouver branch of the ACA, has died.

He was a prisoner of the Japanses in Dutch East Indies for 3 years. Dutch Air Force then '51 RCAF Jet fighter pilot.

The SC is the Star of Courage, 2nd highest Canadian award for bravery. Whilst receiving instruction on a helicopter they suffered mechanical failure, crashed and caught fire. He escaped, then went back for instructor and got him out, but burned himself - the instructor died.