Hans de Beaufort Hans de Beaufort was shot by the Nazis in a Dijon prison in 1942. He had been engaged in forging credentials for downed Allied air crew in Holland so that they could enter Switzerland. He was an competitive motorcycle racer and used his skills to transport airmen. The top prize now in Dutch motorcycle racing is now the Hans de Beaufort Cup, which is awarded on the basis not only of racing skill but also character in the form of persistence and decency.
Sources: Motor Cycle magazine blog on the Hans de Beaufort race. Letter from Nella Boissevain Hissink to her sister Olga Boissevain van Stockum. Letter from Hans in Dutch forwarded by Nella Boissevain Hissink and translated by Hilda van Stockum Marlin.