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Alexandre, Roland Eugene Jean "Surveyor"

Date of birth:
June 30th, 1921 (Jouy-a-Josas, France)
Date of death:
May 19th, 1944 (KZ Gross-Rosen)
Mentioned on:
Brookwood 1939-1945 Memorial (Memorial to the Missing)
Service number:
306148
Nationality:
French (1870-present, Republic)

Biography

French special agent serving in the Special Operations Executive parachuted during the night of the 6-7 February 1944 near Poitiers - France to monitor the réseau SURVEYOR among the railwaymen.
Also parachuted were Robert Byerly a US radio, François Deniset a Canadian weapon instructor, Jacques Ledoux responsible of the réseau ORATOR.
All 4 were arrested during the landing and most probably executed duringtheir captivity in Gross-Rosen in August or September 1944.

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