Gobion, Lucien Raymond

Date of birth:
March 9th, 1903 (Orléans (Loiret), France)
Date of death:
March 23rd, 1991 (Saint André de l'Eure, France)
Nationality:
French (1870-present, Republic)

Biography

1942-1944 : Adjudant-chef / Hauptfeldwebel and platoon leader in the 2nd COY 638th Infantry Regiment of the LVF
01st September 1944 : enter the Waffen SS as Hauptscharführer and gun specialist in the 5.Kie SS Regiment 58 - Charlemagne Division
End 1944 : Zugführer in the recce unit of the SS Regiment 58 - Charlemagne Division
1st March 1945: Integrated in the II. Bataillon of the reorganized Division Charlemagne
24 March 1945: Captured by the soviet together with 10 others trying to cross the Oder River near Körlin
1945 : Sentenced to emprisonment and probably offered to join the French expeditionary force in Indochina 1946-50: served in Indochina (assessed by a relative and to be confirmed)
1950: Collaborator in the Volksbund Kriegsgräberfürsorge

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
2. Kompanie, I. Battalion, Infanterie-Regiment 638, Légion des Volontaires Français (LVF)
Awarded on:
May 1943
Action:
Received for an action in Kotovo as Zugführer in the 2.Kie I.Bataillon IR 638 - LVF.
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
2. Kompanie, I. Battalion, Infanterie-Regiment 638, Légion des Volontaires Français (LVF)
Awarded on:
December 1943
Action:
Received for the defense of a strong point in Murowo near the Berezina River against roughly hundred of partisans and two armored cars as Zugführer.
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
2. Kompanie, I. Battalion, Infanterie-Regiment 638, Légion des Volontaires Français (LVF)
Awarded on:
December 1943
Details:
With 2 palms in May and December 1943.
Croix de Guerre L.V. F. (Vichy)

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