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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
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 1st, 1943
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
2 citations:
"Outstanding platoon leader. Commanding the rear guard during the operation in Kotowo the 17th May 1943, he covered the withdrawal of elements of the bataillon, fighting against an enemy superior in number and armament. He executed his dropout demonstrating the finest maneuvering skills inflicting severe losses on the enemy.Constantly standing in the middle of his men on an open ground beaten by a fire fed by automatic weapons, he behaved heroically."
With 2 palms in May and December 1943.
Croix de Guerre L.V. F. (Vichy)

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