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  2. "William" G rard Louis-Dreyfus: Birth: 21 JUN 1932 in Paris, France. Death: 16 SEP 2016 in his home, Girard, Mount Kisco, New York


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a. Note:   In 1941, along with his friends, Emile Laffon, Jacques Bounin and Emmanuel d'Astier, he came into contact with and joined the French Resistance. Having extensive military training, Louis-Dreyfus was assigned responsibility for coordinating the resistance groups in the south of France. He was forced to flee France in December 1942 and arrived back in England in January 1943. In April 1943, he joined the 1st Free French Division in Africa and was promoted to captain serving as a liaison officer with the Scottish 51st Highland Division. In December 1943, he requested assignment to the Bomber Group "Lorraine" where he served as a gunner. From July 1944 until May 1945, he flew 81 bombing missions on the Western Front in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany. He received four citations for his "tireless work" and for exhibiting the "best professional qualities, military and moral." He was then assigned as a representative of the French Army assigned to the 137th Wing of the Royal Air Force.
  Louis-Dreyfus earned the following medals and merits:
 Grand Officer of the Legion of Honor Companion of the Liberation - Decree of 17 November 1945 Croix de Guerre 39/45 (6 citations) Medal of the Resistance with Rosette Commander of Maritime Merit Escapees' Medal Officer of Sporting Merit Officer of the Tourist Merit Louis-Dreyfus participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans eleven times between 1931 and 1955. He raced under the pseudonym 'Held´┐Ż', derived from L-D (Louis-Dreyfus).


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