Fatin, Jean

Date of birth:
July 9th, 1917
Date of death:
August 4th, 1999
Nationality:
French (1870-present, Republic)

Biography

1939-40 : NCO in the 107e Régiment d'Infanterie during the French Campaign
1941 : enter the LVF as Sergent-chef (Master sergeant) in the 1.Kie I.Bat. IR. 638 - LVF
1942 : platoon leader in the 3.Kie then 1.Kie IR 638 - LVF
16 June 1944 : company commander 1.Kie 638.IR
1st September 1944 : SS Untersturmführer in the 1.Kie Waffen Gren.Reg. der SS Nr. 58
End of September to 11th November 1944 : attended the company commander course in the SS Unterführerschule in Lauenburg
February 1945 : fightings in Pomerania within the 1.Kie Waffen Gren.Reg. der SS Nr. 58
March 1945 : retreat to Danzig - Gotenhafen where he took command of the 7.Kie Waffen Gren.Reg. der SS Nr. 58
April 1945 : tried to reach Berlin but is forced to retreat to Carpin
2nd May 1945 : captured by the US and handed over to French authorities - sentenced to 20 years of forced labour.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Sergent-chef (Master sergeant)
Unit:
1.Kie I.Bat. IR 638 - LVF
Awarded on:
1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Sergent-chef (Master-sergeant)
Unit:
1.Kie I.Bat. IR 638 - LVF
Awarded on:
1942
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Adjudant (Oberfeldwebel)
Awarded on:
1943
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS Untersturmführer (Leutnant)
Unit:
1.Kie Waffen Gren.Reg. der SS Nr.58
Awarded on:
February 26th, 1945
Action:
1 soviet tank destroyed in Pomerania
Panzervernichtungsabzeichen in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Sergent-chef
Unit:
1.Kie IR.638 - LVF
Awarded on:
1942
Action:
received with two palms
Croix de Guerre L.V. F. (Vichy)

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