Gaillard, Raymond

Date of birth:
September 2nd, 1914 (Paris, France)
Nationality:
French (1870-present, Republic)

Biography

CAREER
1942 : enter the Legion Tricolore as Enseigne de Vaisseau de 1re classe (Navy lieutenant)
February 1943 : enter the LVF as chief of the staff compagny of the III.Bat. - IR 638 - LVF
23rd July 1943 : severely WIA during a patrol
September to November 1943 : company commander of the 9.Kie IR 638 - LVF
November 1943 to August 1944 : Adjudant-major of the III.Bat. IR 638 - LVF
September 1944 : enter the Waffen SS as an Obersturmführer and chef of the 8.Kie in the Waffen Gren. Reg. der SS Nr. 57
28 December 1944 to 1st February 1945 : sent to the company commanders course in Döberitz
February 1945 : appointed to the Franz. SS-Gren.Ausbildung und Ersatz Bataillon

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
Stab Kompanie, III. Battalion, Infanterie-Regiment 638, Légion des Volontaires Français (LVF)
Awarded on:
July 1943
Action:
For acting bravely after being wounded in action during a patrol on the 23rd of July 1943.
Details:
With 1 star and 1 palm
Croix de Guerre L.V. F. (Vichy)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 1943
Médaille des blessés de guerre

Sources

  • - Stephane Kayser
    - Waffen-SS Francais, Grégory Bouysse