Lt Hubert Mayr - SOE Honoured by Austria

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  1. Jedburgh22

    Jedburgh22 Very Senior Member

    „James Bond“ aus Tirol – Universität Innsbruck

    Hubert Mayr 1913-1945 was a catholic Social Demnocrat and staunch opponent of the NAZI regime has been honoured in Austria with a medal and certificate for duty in the freeing of Austria.

    He served as a Lt with the Austrian Section of SOE having joined them in Italy after escaping from a POW camp in Italy, he had previously fought on the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War and was a refugee in France and joined the French Army, in 1942 he joined the Allies in Algiers and was taken POW in North Africa on a commando mission in Hammamet in Tunisia. On deployment to Austria his team was ambushed and the personnel shot or captured.

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