WW II : list of the French recipients of the Legion of Merit

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    WW II : list of the French recipients of the Legion of Merit, rank of Commander

    Hello,

    I’m a French collector and look for a list of the French recipients of the US Legion of Merit, rank of Commander, during and just after the WW II. Could you please help me ?

    Thank you very much for the answers…

    Best regards,

    Laurent.

    #14224

    jb floyd
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    These are the Legion of Merit, commander, to French Army officers published in War Department General Orders. There may be others awarded by other Headquarters.
    The format is Name/Rank/Award/Citation/General Order number/year.

    Benoiton Rene A., Brig Gen, LoM (Comm), No, 64 (1945),
    Bergeron Paul J., Gen Div, LoM (Comm), Yes, 87 (1944),
    Beynet Etienne, Gen, LoM (Comm), Yes, 82 (1944), French Msn to US
    Bidault Georges, LoM (Comm), No, 83 (1945), French Min For Affairs
    Bouscat Rene, Gen, LoM (Comm), Yes, 6 (1945), CoS French Air Force
    Catroux Georges, Gen, LoM (Comm), Yes, 87 (1944),
    Chaillet Claude P.A., Brig Gen, LoM (Comm), No, 64 (1945), 1st
    Chomel Raymond, Brig Gen, LoM (Comm), No, 39 (1946),
    Chouteau Rene, Maj Gen, LoM (Comm), No, 35 (1946),
    Cornet, Edgar, Maj Gen, LoM (Comm), No, DA27/47,
    de Saint-Didier A.M.B., Maj Gen, LoM (Comm), No, 82 (1946),
    de la Boisse, Jacques, Brig Gen, LoM (Comm), No, DA18/53,
    de Larminat Edgar, Gen Corps, LoM (Comm), Yes, 15 (1945),
    de Beauchesne Geoffrey, Brig Gen, LoM (Comm), No, 151 (1946),
    de Boysson Rene C., General, LoM (Comm), No, 63 (1946),
    de Vernejoul Jacques J.F., Gen Div, LoM (Comm), No, 24 (1946),
    de Tassigny Jean deL., Gen, LoM (Comm), No, 90 (1944),
    Delmas Jacques, Brig Gen, LoM (Comm), No, 40 (1946),
    Delmas Jules M.V., Gen Div, LoM (Comm), No, 89 (1946),
    Des Bordes Andre G.B., Brig Gen, LoM (Comm), No, 28 (1946),
    Devinck Paul A.G., Gen Bde, LoM (Comm), Yes, 70 (1943),
    Doyen Paul A., Gen Corps, LoM (Comm), No, 83 (1945),
    Duval, Raymond F., Gen d’Corps, LoM (Comm), No, DA59/53,
    Furby Charles J., Maj Gen, LoM (Comm), No, 106 (1946),
    Granier Georges V.A., Maj Gen, LoM (Comm), No, 44 (1946),
    Guillaume Augustin, Gen, LoM (comm), No, DA86/54, ,
    Koeltz Louis M., Gen Corps, LoM (Comm), Yes, 70 (1943),
    Koenig Marie J.P., Gen Corps, LoM (Comm), Yes, 5 (1945),
    Koenig Marie J.P., Gen Div, LoM (Comm), Yes, 3 (1945),
    Le Coguiec Marie I.E., Maj Gen, LoM (Comm), No, 30 (1946),
    Le Clerc Francois, Brig Gen, LoM (Comm), Yes, 70 (1943),
    Legentilhomme Paul L., Gen Corps, LoM (Comm), No, 27 (1946),
    Leyer Roger A., Gen Corps, LoM (Comm), No, 19 (1946),
    Martin Henry, Gen Corps, LoM (Comm), Yes, 87 (1944),
    Masnou Francois H., Gen Bde, LoM (Comm), No, 43 (1946),
    Mollard Amedee J.J.J., Gen Div, LoM (Comm), No, 45 (1945),
    Molle Marie E.A., Brig Gen, LoM (Comm), No, 64 (1945),
    Moulias Daniel, Brig Gen, LoM (Comm), No, 39 (1946),
    Petit Andrew L.M., Col, LoM (comm), No, DA3/54,
    Regnault Jean C.L., Brig Gen, LoM (Comm), No, 63 (1946),
    Rivet Louis P., Brig Gen, LoM (Comm), Yes, 87 (1944),
    Rotival Maurice E.H., Colonel, LoM (Comm), No, 33 (1946),
    Sevez Francois L., Gen Div, LoM (Comm), No, 19 (1946),
    Valluy Jean E., Gen Bde, LoM (Comm), No, 64 (1945),

    #14225

    Anonymous

    Thank you : you helped me much !

    When the LoM is awarded with a citation, is the medal (or the ribbon) different ?

    Best regards,

    Laurent.

    #14226

    jb floyd
    Moderator

    The ribbon remains the same Legionnaire has a plain ribbon; officer has a small Legion of Merit device; commander has the device with silver wings; chief commander has the device with gold wings)

    My reference to "Citation" in my list refers to whether there is a full citation in the General Order. Most Legion of Merit awards published in War Department General Orders did not have citations published. THe recipients got full citations, but they were’nt published.

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