The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Major-General Jacob Jan Pesman

Pesman, Jacob Jan


* 4th of January 1888

† 21st of February 1953


1934-05-25 Lieutenant-Colonel
1936-05-31 Colonel
1939-07-29 Major-General


1939-07-29 General Officer Commanding 1st KNIL Division [Dutch East India] : General Officer Commanding Group Bandoeng [Dutch East India]
Picture source: Courtesy of Hans Houterman &