Bridoux, Eugène Marie-Jean

Date of birth:
November 16th, 1911 (Versailles, France)
Date of death:
July 14th, 1945 (Eichstatt, Germany)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery am Nagelberg
Nationality:
French (1870-present, Republic)

Biography

CAREER:
1930: Officer cadet in the Saint Cyr Military Academy and appointed in the cavalry
1939-1940: Campaign against Germany as captain in the 10th Régiment de Cuirassiers commanded by future general de Gaulle
1st September 1943: Joins the LVF in Versailles as captain - Hauptmann
7th September 1943: Sent to Kruszyna for combat training
November 1943: Hauptmann sent in Bielorussia as commander I.Bat. IR 638 - LVF replacing Jean Bassompierre
26th to 27th June 1944: Led the defensive comabt against soviet troops in Bobr
01st September 1944: Hauptsturmführer and commander of Waffen Gren.Reg. der SS Nr 58
Late December 1944: After a visit of general Bridoux (his father) in Wildflecken, leaves the regiment without any known reasons for the French delegation in Berlin
May 1945 : captured by the Aliies
14 July 1945: Commits suicide

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Captain
Unit:
10th Régiment de Cuirassiers
Awarded on:
1940
Awarded for:
Operation Fall Gelb
2 x wounded in 1940
Médaille des blessés de guerre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Captain
Unit:
10th Régiment de Cuirassiers
Awarded on:
July 1940
Awarded for:
Operation Fall Gelb
Chevalier de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1943
With 1 palm
Croix de Guerre L.V. F. (Vichy)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
I. Battalion, Infanterie-Regiment 638, Légion des Volontaires Français (LVF)
Awarded on:
March 17th, 1944
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
I. Battalion, Infanterie-Regiment 638, Légion des Volontaires Français (LVF)
Awarded on:
June 1944
For his leadership in the fightings near Bobr.
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 1943
Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2.Klasse mit Schwertern

Sources

  • Photo: "Journal de Normandie" August 1943
  • - Waffen-SS Français volume 1, Grégory Bouysse

Photos