Agazarian, Jack Charles Stanmore

Date of birth:
August 27th, 1915 (London, United Kingdom)
Date of death:
March 29th, 1945 (KZ Flossenbürg, Germany)
Mentioned on:
Air Forces Memorial Runnymede
Service number:
71106
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Jack Agazarian was a secret agent of the Special Operations Executive. He was arrested on 30 July 1943 and murdered in KZ Flossenbürg on 29 March 1945.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Flight Lieutenant
Unit:
F Section, Special Operations Executive (SOE), War Office, British Government
Awarded on:
June 13th, 1946
Action:
Citation:
"This officer showed outstanding bravery in returning to France though known to the Gestapo, and his self-sacrifice in volunteering to take his commanding officer's place at a dangerous rendezvous is worthy of the highest praise. It is strongly recommended that he receive the Military Cross."
Details:
Recommended for a Military Cross but as the MC cannot be awarded posthumously it was downgraded to a MiD.
Posthumously awarded
Mentioned in Despatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Flight Lieutenant
Unit:
F Section, Special Operations Executive (SOE), War Office, British Government
Details:
Posthumously awarded
Croix de Guerre (1939-1945)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Flight Lieutenant
Unit:
F Section, Special Operations Executive (SOE), War Office, British Government
Details:
Posthumously awarded
Chevalier de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur

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