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Amphlett, John Philip

Date of birth:
April 15th, 1921 (London, United Kingdom)
Date of death:
March 29th, 1945 (KZ Flossenburg)
Buried on:
Brookwood 1939-1945 Memorial (Memorial to the Missing)
Service number:
270979
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

John Amphlett was member of a sabotage team for operation Scullion II.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant
Unit:
F Section, Special Operations Executive (SOE), British Government
Awarded on:
February 21st, 1946
Citation"
This officer was parachuted into FRANCE in May 1943 as a member of a coup-de-main party to attack a synthetic oil plant near AUTUN.
This operation was successfully carried out, and AMPHLETT showed very great daring and sang froid in the execution of this particular tasks.
The leader of the pary paid tribute to the speed and accuracy with which AMPHLETT placed his charges on the target.

During the withdrawal from this operation AMPHLETT was arrested by the Gestapo and imprisoned at FRESNES. He was subsequently deported to GERMANY and was executed at FLOSSENBURG concentration camp on the 29th March, 1945.

For his bravery and initiative during a hazardous operation in enemy occupied territory, it is recommended that this officer be awardd a Mention in Despatches (Posthumous)."

Signed
Coling Gubbins
Major-General
5 Jan '46.
Mentioned in Dispatches

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