Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque

Leclerc

* 22 November 1902 - 28 November 1947. French general, commander of the French troops in Equatorial Africa. Lead an armoured division on D-day in Normandy in 1944. Forced the German garrison to capitulate. Liberated Strasbourg in November 1944. Killed in an aircraft accident in 1947.