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Johnston, Francis Patrick Chislett

    Date of birth:
    March 10th, 1917
    Service number:
    71222
    Nationality:
    British (1801-present, Kingdom)

    Biography

    Francis Patrick Johnston graduated at Sandhurst in 1937 and entered the military as a 2nd Lieutenant. Prior to the beach landings in Normandy he parachuted down with the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division to work together with the French resistence. Here he operated under the French name Fancois Jean Malcuit.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Temporary Major
    Unit:
    F Section, Special Operations Executive (SOE), British Government
    Awarded on:
    August 30th, 1945
    Citation:
    "In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field."
    Published in The London Gazette dated 30th August 1945.
    Mentioned in Despatches
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Captain
    Unit:
    F Section, Special Operations Executive (SOE), British Government
    Awarded on:
    August 3rd, 1946
    Received with "Bronze Palme"
    Croix de Guerre (1939-1945)
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    major
    1939-1945 Star

    Sources

    • Photo 1: Familie
    • - Supplement to The London Gazette of 28th August 1945, Issue 37244, dated 30th August 1945
      - Original decorations
      - Awarding document MID, CdG

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