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Vallée, Francois "Oscar"

Date of birth:
January 1st, 1912 (Plounévez-Moëdec, France)
Date of death:
1944 (KZ Gross Rosen, Germany)
Buried on:
Mausoleum Memorial KZ Gross-Rosen
Nationality:
French (1870-present, Republic)

Biography

François Vallée, born January 1, 1912 in Plounévez-Moëdec and died for France in September 1944 in Rogoźnica, is a French soldier, Companion of the Liberation.
During the Battle of France in 1940, he was captured by the German army but managed to escape and reach North Africa where he took part in the actions of a resistance network. Arrested again then released in 1942, he moved to England where he was assigned to the Special Operations Executive and was parachuted into Brittany where he organized a network attached to the 'Buckmaster' network.
In 1944, he was again arrested and then deported to the Gross-Rosen camp where he was executed.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Compagnon
Unit:
F Section, Special Operations Executive (SOE), British Government
Awarded on:
May 4th, 1944
l' Ordre de la Libération
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
brigadier-chef
Unit:
motocycliste, 75e Groupe de Reconnaissance divisionnaire
Awarded on:
June 17th, 1940
2 citations
Croix de Guerre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
1 palm

With palm
Croix de Guerre (1939-1945)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
With rosette
Médaille de la Résistance Française
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1940
Médaille des Évadés
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant
Unit:
F Section, Special Operations Executive (SOE), British Government
Awarded on:
May 10th, 1943
For actions in Tunesia
Military Cross (MC)

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