Galinon, Ernest

Date of birth:
November 7th, 1913 (Corrèze, France)
Date of death:
2004 (France)
Nationality:
French (1870-present, Republic)

Biography

CAREER
1939-1940 : pilot, join the Armée d''Armistice after the French defeat in June 1940
1943 : join the IR 638 - LVF as corporal then sergent/Unteroffizier
October 1944 : transfered in the Waffen SS as an Unterscharführer serving in the Signal platoon of the SS. Gren.Reg. der SS Nr.58 - 33.SS Div Charlemagne
March 1945 : took part in the fightings in Pomerania near Körlin where he save the life of 3 Polish civilians on the brink to be executed
April-May 1945 : took part to the fightings in Berlin within the 33. SS Div Charlemagne

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier (Corporal)
Unit:
Infanterie-Regiment 638, Légion des Volontaires Français (LVF)
Awarded on:
1943
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
Infanterie-Regiment 638, Légion des Volontaires Français (LVF)
Awarded on:
1943
Details:
With 2 palms (1944)
Croix de Guerre L.V. F. (Vichy)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier (Corporal)
Unit:
Infanterie-Regiment 638, Légion des Volontaires Français (LVF)
Awarded on:
1944
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse

Sources

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