London (Mar. 16)
Lieutenant Jean Dreyfus, a Jewish officer in the French Army, today was awarded the Cross of Liberation posthumously by Gen. Charles de Gaulle for helping to pave the way for the landing of the American Army in North Africa last November.
Dreyfus left France to join the Fighting French forces. While in North Africa he worked against collaboration with the Axis. He was killed, together with another French officer, Captain Pilofore, while carrying out an important mission on the night of the American landing.