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Ravenel, Jean Marie

Date of birth:
December 26th, 1920 (Saint-Aubin d'Aubigné, France)
Date of death:
April 8th, 1945 (Smilde, The Netherlands)
Buried on:
French War Graves Smilde
Nationality:
French (1870-present, Republic)

Biography

Died on April 8th 1945 during the landing, when his parachutelines got entangled with those of an supply container parachute.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Sergent (Sergeant)
Unit:
2nd Company, 2nd Squadron, 4th SAS Regiment, Special Air Service (SAS), Combined Operations Headquarters, War Office, British Government
Awarded on:
January 28th, 1946
Awarded for:
Operation Amherst

Awarded posthumously.
Médaille Militaire
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Sergent (Sergeant)
Unit:
2nd Company, 2nd Squadron, 4th SAS Regiment, Special Air Service (SAS), Combined Operations Headquarters, War Office, British Government
Awarded on:
January 2nd, 1951
Awarded for:
Operation Amherst
Received for actions on April 7th and 8th in Drente, the Netherlands

Royal Decree No.15, dated January 2nd, 1951.
Awarded posthumously.
Bronzen Kruis (BK)

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