Appriou, Jean

Date of birth:
January 25th, 1921
Date of death:
December 1990
Nationality:
French

Biography

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Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
2nd Parachute Chasseur Regiment (4th Special Air Service), Special Air Service (S.A.S.), British Army
Awarded on:
July 22nd, 1946
Action:
"Appriou (Jean), Lieutenant, 25th Airborne Division: high-class parachutist officer. A model of bravery and composure, parachuted into Holland during the night of April 7 to 8, 1945, began a series of ambushes and attacks against enemy convoys and garrisons, killing many enemies, capturing fifty prisoners and an impressive quantity of equipment and showed exceptional quality of leadership to his men during this campaign. "
Chevalier de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
2nd Parachute Chasseur Regiment (4th Special Air Service), Special Air Service (S.A.S.), British Army
Awarded on:
January 2nd, 1951
Details:
Royal Decree no 15
Bronzen Kruis (BK)

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