SOE Dubois, Jean Roger Andre

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  • SURNAME
Dubois
  • FORENAME
Jean Roger Andre
  • UNIT
F Section SOE
  • RANK
Lieutenant
  • NUMBER
121459
  • DATE OF DEATH
30th July 1944
  • AGE
38
  • GRAVESITE
Brookwood 1939-1945 Memorial,Surrey,England Addenda Panel
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
parent unit General List
born 19.5.1906 St Germain-du-Puch,Gironde,France
son of Jean Florent and Jeanne (nee Poujet) Dubois,Tours,France (2nd of 3 sons)
husband of Marcelle Angele Emelie (Mimi) (nee Meneau) Dubois (1 daughter Francoise,born 1938) (married 1938)
family moved to Tours when Andre was 9
mechanic's apprenticeship,Tours 1924-26
military service in Niort 1926-28
started car rental business
worked for plastics company (eventually head of manufacturing) 1931-34
training in plastic casting and moulding,Berlin 1935
started his own company,recycling oil and lubricants 1935-37
worked for Colombes-Goodrich (rubber tyres),Paris 1939
French Army (w/t operator) September 1939-July 1940
sales representative for pharmaceutical and veterinary products (travelling Sarthe,
Indre-et-Loire,Loire-et-Cher area) 1941
French Resistance group,Saumur (w/t operator for 10 months)
recruited in field by Raymond Flower (Caspar)
to UK 17.3.1943
dropped 15.4.1943
codenames Hercule,Lighterman,Mistral
w/t operator
worked primarily with Monkeypuzzle Circuit
also with Salesman,Donkeyman,Inventor,Sacristan,Farrier,Farm er and Prosper Circuits
also created his own Hercule Network with Captain Floege,OSS (US Army)
arrested 19.11.1943 Montrouge (outside Paris) by SS and Gestapo
WIA 7 times
treated Fresnes prison,then to Rawicz and later Gross Rosen
recommended for M.B.E. (not awarded)
awards Legion d'Honneur,Croix de Guerre avec palme,Croix de la Resistance,Silver Laurel Leaf
executed Gross Rosen,Germany (now Poland)
F Section Memorial,Valencay,France
note
the following assisted him and were sent to Ravensbruck
Angele Meneau (mother-in-law)(manager of a girl's school "La Petite Bourdaisiere" in Tours) (hid SOE agents and fallen airmen) - died in captivity
Mimi Dubois (his wife) (worked "Clinique Besson",Tours) - survived
Jeanne Stefani (nurse at "Clinique Besson",Tours) - survived
Jeanne Dubois (his mother) - died in captivity
Most of This information supplied by his grandson Patrick Hochstein who lives with his
wife Eileen in Virginia,U.S.A.
Note date of death sometimes given as 4th October 1944 (appears incorrect)
 
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