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Saxce, de, Arnaud Charles Marie

Date of birth:
August 10th, 1919 (Saint-Jean-de-Braye, France)
Date of death:
April 10th, 1945 (Hemrik, Netherlands)
Buried on:
French War Grave St. Jean-de-Braye
Nationality:
French (1870-present, Republic)

Biography

Arnaud de Saxce was 2nd lieutenant pilot in the 341th French squadron of the Royal Air Force - Groupe Chasse Alsace. On April 10, 1945, De Saxcé ascended from the emergency airport in Schijndel in Brabant for a reconnaissance flight over Friesland. When his aircraft was hit by enemy fire, he hooked his Spitfire with his half-opened parachute. On April 12, 1945, he was buried at the HH cemetery in Hemrik. On 27 July 1949, he was reburied in his birthplace St. Jean de Braye (Loiret) in France.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Sous-Lieutenant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
No. 341 (GC/III/2 'Alsace') Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
August 8th, 1945
Department of the Military Staff - 3rd Bureau - N° 14683-RS (posthumously)
Air Medal (AM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Sous-Lieutenant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
No. 341 (GC/III/2 'Alsace') Squadron, Royal Air Force
Chevalier de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Sous-Lieutenant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
No. 341 (GC/III/2 'Alsace') Squadron, Royal Air Force
Médaille Militaire
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Sous-Lieutenant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
No. 341 (GC/III/2 'Alsace') Squadron, Royal Air Force
With 6 palms and one silver star
Croix de Guerre (1939-1945)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Sous-Lieutenant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
No. 341 (GC/III/2 'Alsace') Squadron, Royal Air Force
Médaille de la Résistance Française
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Sous-Lieutenant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
No. 341 (GC/III/2 'Alsace') Squadron, Royal Air Force
Silver Star Medal (SSM)

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