Barazer de Lannurien, François

Date of birth:
July 22nd, 1926 (Rennes, France)
Date of death:
September 21st, 2006
Nationality:
French (1870-present, Republic)

Biography

CAREER :
June 1943 : following his brother Henri, joined the IR. 638 - LVF
1944 : transfer to the Waffen SS
February-March 1945 : combat in Pomerania with the 33. SS Division Charlemagne and a German unit of Panzerjäger
10 March 1945 : captured by the soviets near Kolberg, escaped with 3 others SS men and swam over the Oder River near Stepenitz
End March 1945 : join the SS Div Charlemagne after 3 weeks recovering from his wound in a Lazaret
April 1945 : combat in Berlin with the 33.SS Div Charlemagne
1st May 1945 : WIA in a house collapsing, rescued by SS Ostuf Wilhelm Weber and evacuated in a Lazaret near Stadtmitte
May 1945 : tried to escape from Berlin with a group heading westwards encompassing Reichsleiter Martin Bormann
May 1945 : captured again by the Soviets, WIA and sent to a soviet military hospital
June 1945 : escaped in civilian clothes and gained France with other French forced workers
1948 : trialled by a French children''s court of justice to 1 year suspended sentence

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
IR 638 - LVF
Awarded on:
1943
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1944
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
3 badges awarded for the destruction of 2 T34 and 1 JS-2 in Berlin in April 1945.
Panzervernichtungsabzeichen in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 2nd, 1945
Details:
Awarded by Brigadeführer Krukenberg in Berlin.
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse

Sources

  • - François Barazer de Lannurien — Wikipédia
    - François de Lannurien, Le sublime et la Mort, Éditions de l''Homme Libre, 2009
    - Robert Forbes, Pour l''Europe : les volontaires français de la Waffen-SS, Paris, l''Aencre, 2005
    - Stephane Kayser - Georges Bernage, Berlin 1945, Bayeux, Heimdal, 2005