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Andrieu, Louis Auguste François

Date of birth:
January 28th, 1920 (Carpentras, France)
Date of death:
March 4th, 2011 (Saint Raphaël, France)
Nationality:
French (1870-present, Republic)

Biography

9 June 1940 : mobilised and assigned to the GIC in Aubagne
31 August 1940 : assigned to the Chantier de jeunesse
13 November 1941 : demobilised
7 December 1942 : mobilised in the Air Force depot n° 201 in Fès - Morocco
1943 : assigned to the 3rd Zouaves in Constantine
March 1943 : enlisted in the 1st BCP in Fès - Morocco
9 April 1943 : parachute course - brevet n° 759
25 June 1943 : entered the FFL in Algiers and assigned to the 3rd BIA in Tripoli
7 November 1943 : disembarked in Great Britain and assigned to the EMIA
Parachute course in Ringway - badge n° 2270

Operations:
- Auchinleck: February to June 1944 Headquarter 4th SAS
- Grog : 13 June to 19 August 1944 : dropped in Saint-Caradec the 18 June 1944
- Spenser : 26 August to 14 September 1944 : Squadron 2
- Franklin : 24 December to 30 January 1945 : Combat Squadron - Troop B - Platoon 1
- Amherst :4 to 20 April 1945 : 4th SAS Dropping Zones 624 - Stick 17

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
4th SAS
Awarded on:
November 1944
Awarded in Ringway : badge n° 2270
Insigne Parachutiste FFL
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Sergent (Sergeant)
Unit:
4th SAS Regiment, Special Air Service (SAS), Combined Operations Headquarters, War Office, British Government
Awarded on:
August 7th, 1946
Awarded for:
Operation Amherst

Royal Decree no.51
Bronzen Kruis (BK)

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