Rear-Admiral J.E. Meijer Ranneft
Johan Everhard Meijer RanneftBorn Semarang (Java) January 25, 1886 - Died Houston (Texas), USA January 20, 1982
Rear-Admiral J.E. Meijer Ranneft was one of the many Dutch officers who did their work behind the scenes, thus enjoying little or no time in the spotlight. Meijer Ranneft became the first Dutch naval attaché in Washington, acting as a liaison between the United States Navy and the Royal Netherlands Navy during the war. His name can be found in the history books on occasion, mainly in relation to the American procurement of the Bofors 40-mm guns.
: Combined with a function as First Officer of local naval forces, and later Commanding Officer of local naval forces
: Awarded as a result of his presence at the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Dominican Republic in February/March 1944.
Klaassen/Van 't Haaff "Gedenkboek Adelborsten-opleiding te Willemsoord 1854-1954"
Luc Eekhout "Het Admiralenboek: De vlagofficieren van de Nederlandse marine 1382-1991"