Honoring Two World War II Heroes with Prestigious Intelligence Awards

By R. James Woolsey, Maj. Gen. Doyle Larson, and Linda Zall


At a ceremony at CIA Headquarters on 27 October 1993, renowed British physicist Reginald Victor Jones became the first recipient of the R. V. Jones Intelligence Award. Jones received the medal engraved with his likeness from DCI Woolsey. Jones headed scientific intelligence for the Air Staff during World War II and subsequently for the British Intelligence Service. His many accomplishments include the development of methods to foil German radar and

their radio-beam targeting of bomb sites in Britain.

Also honored was Jeannie de Clarens, codename AMNIARIX, an interpreter who dodged Gestapo agents while gathering crucial information on the Germans’ emerging rocket weapons programs from behind enemy lines.

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