Paul Eugene Ullman

Paul Eugene Ullman

Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Death 13 Apr 1944 (aged 43)
Valentigney, Departement du Doubs, Franche-Comté, France
Burial Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France
Plot A Row 7 Grave 65
Memorial ID 56376050 · View Source
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Son of Eugene Paul Ullman of Westport, Connecticut.

Paul was a Civilian working with the Headquarters Detachment, Office of Strategic Services, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Connecticut prior to the war.

Before the war he worked as a painter-illustrator. He was working as a stockbroker when he was recruited by the OSS. His code name was “Alceste” and the name of the operation was “Upholsterer”.

He parachuted into France and on arrival went to a safe house of the Barbier family who lived at 41 Grande Rue, in Valentigney (Doubs). That same evening the Gestapo were searching for the son of Mr. Barbier whom they suspected of resistance activities.

Paul, attempted to flee, flew by the back door and was Shot and Killed by the Gestapo as he was climbing a wall to escape.

He was awarded the "Bronze Star".

( Bio by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )


Below info submitted by Dwight "Andy" Anderson.

A short history of the Barbier family in whose home Paul Ullman was hidden after parachuting in on his OSS mission which was to set up drop zones to receive arms for the French Resistance.

The father, Eugene Emile Barbier whose alias in the Resistance was "The Old Man" was arrested by the Gestapo that night and would die in Bergen-Belsen on 17 February 1945.

The mother, Henriette Marguerite Barbier (nee Coulaud)-was a retired school teacher-would die in Germany on 15 March 1945

The son, Jean-Pierre Barbier was arrested by the German S.D. (Sicherheitsdienst-the intelligence agency of the SS and Nazi Party) of Belfort. He was deported to Dachau-in the camp of Allach. He was liberated from Allach by American troops on 30 April 1945 and returned home on 28 May 1945. He would die within five years suffering from the affects of his internment.


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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56376050
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Paul Eugene Ullman (21 Jan 1901–13 Apr 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56376050, citing Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .