Jean Sassi (11 June 1917 – 9 January 2009) was a French Army colonel and intelligence service officer, former "Jedburgh" (BCRA) of France and Far East. Commando chief of the SDECE's 11th Shock Parachutist Regiment (11e régiment parachutiste de choc). Maquis chief in French Indochina through the GCMA (1953–1955)[1].

Jean Sassi
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Jean Sassi in 1944
Born11 June 1917
Tunis, Tunisia
Died9 January 2009
Eaubonne, France
AllegianceFrance
Service/branchFrench Army
Years of service1938-1971
RankColonel
UnitJedburgh
Force 136
GCMA
Battles/warsWorld War II
First Indochina War
Algerian War
AwardsCommander of the Légion d'honneur
Croix de guerre 1939-1945
Croix de guerre des théâtres d'opérations extérieures

During the Battle of Dien Bien Phu in April 1954 Jean Sassi led Mèo partisans (GCMA) in Operation Condor, also known as Operation D[2][3].

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