Scheidhauer, Bernard W.M.

Date of birth:
August 18th, 1921 (Landau, Germany)
Date of death:
March 30th, 1944 (Saarbrücken, Germany)
Buried on:
French War Grave Poznan
Grave: 9A.
Nationality:
French (1870-present, Republic)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Sous-Lieutenant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
No. 131 (County of Kent) Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
November 1942
Action:
Original French recommendation:
" Jeune aspirant, plein d'ardeur, dont le courage et le mépris absolu du danger, lui avaient mérité l'admirative estime de ses camarades d'escadrille britannique. A accompli vingt-cinq missions offensives et trente huit missions défensives. S'est offert volontairement pour exécuter une mission particulièrement périlleuse, au cours de laquelle il a disparu, après s'être signalé, une fois de plus, par ses attaques pleines de fougue et de cran, sur des voies de communications importantes.

Cette citation comporte l'attribution de la Croix de Guerre avec Palme de Bronze "

Translation:
"A young aspirant, full of ardor, whose courage and absolute contempt for danger, had earned him the admirable esteem of his British squadron comrades.He completed twenty-five offensive missions and thirty-eight defensive missions. voluntarily offered to carry out a particularly dangerous mission, during which he disappeared, after having signaled himself, once more, by his attacks full of ardor and guts, on important lines of communication."
Details:
With Bronze Palm
Croix de Guerre (1939-1945)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Sous-Lieutenant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
No. 131 (County of Kent) Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
June 8th, 1944
Awarded for:
Operation Escape 200
Mentioned in Despatches
Details:
Posthumously awarded
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Sous-Lieutenant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
No. 131 (County of Kent) Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
October 24th, 1947
Details:
Posthumously awarded
Chevalier de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Sous-Lieutenant (Pilot Officer)
Awarded on:
October 24th, 1947
Details:
Posthumously awarded
Médaille de la Résistance Française

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