Jean Vallette d'Osia

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Jean Vallette d'Osia
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Jean Vallette d'Osia, photographed in 1998
Born (1898-08-16)16 August 1898
Rennes, France
Died 28 February 2000(2000-02-28) (aged 101)
Annecy-le-Vieux, France
Allegiance France
Service/branch French Army
Years of service 1917-1958
Rank Général de corps d'armée
Awards Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor

Jean Vallette d'Osia (16 August 1898 - 28 February 2000) was a French officer best known for his action in the French Resistance during World War II in Haute-Savoie, notably supervising the liberation of Lyon.

He ended his career in 1958 with the rank of Général de corps d'armée after having commanded the 27th Mountain Infantry Brigade.

Vallette d'Osia was also a staunch anti-communist on and in later life linked to the far-right National Front.[1]