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Azem, Ibrahim

    Date of birth:
    January 7th, 1924 (Damas, Syria)
    Date of death:
    April 10th, 1945 (Assen, Drenthe, the Netherlands)
    Buried on:
    French War Cemetery Kapelle
    Plot: A. Row: 3. Grave: 1.
    Service number:
    006721 - FAFL 41037
    Syrian (1930-1950, 1st Republic)


    Ibrahim Azem was a member of 3 SAS (1 Squadron) who was killed during Operation Amherst. Some sources indicate his last name was spelled as Asem.

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    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Soldat de 1ère Classe (Aircraftman class 2)
    3rd SAS Regiment, Special Air Service (SAS), Combined Operations Headquarters, War Office, British Government
    Awarded on:
    January 2nd, 1951
    Awarded for:
    Operation Amherst
    He has distinguished himself against the enemy by courageous and tactful conduct by having landed by parachute in Drenthe behind enemy lines in the night of April 7th and 8th, having participated in the ensuing fighting in a fearless manner during which he was killed. By this conduct he has contributed to the liberation of the Netherlands and in doing so has served the interests of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

    Royal Decree no.15 posthumously.
    Bronzen Kruis (BK)
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    August 13th, 1943
    n° 3324 - Ringway
    Insigne Parachutiste FFL