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Ullman, Paul


Ullman, Paul (1906-1944), a native of France, was a noted French impressionist artist who became an underground fighter in World War II; OSS agent recruited by U.S. government; killed by Gestapo after parachuting into France on a mission; lived at 114 Main Street from 1942 with uncle, George Ullman, head of a NYC printing ink company; earned posthumous Bronze Star from the U.S. Army, and the Croix de guerre and Legion of Honor from the French government; included in the Book of Honor at the OSS Memorial Wall at Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in McLean, Va.; his wife, Babette, was active in the war effort on the homefront, working for many French relief efforts based in Ridgefield and elsewhere; she remarried and moved to California where she died in 2009; biography, Babette, written by Constance Crawford, 2005.

From Jack Sanders, Who Was Who in Ridgefield.


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