French - Request for Identification

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Re: French - Request for Identification

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Re: French - Request for Identification

Postby Benden » 23 Mar 2013 17:43

Request to identify this french general, who was in charge of the reception and the disarmement of the Spanish militiamen arriving at the French border in February, 1939 (source cegesoma):

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Re: French - Request for Identification

Postby Benden » 18 Sep 2013 15:03

Another request: who could be the french general (two stars = brigadier general) to the left in that movie (starting at 0.34'):

http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675 ... _Thai-Army

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Re: French - Request for Identification

Postby Semenov » 13 Jul 2015 19:35

Hello!
Please help me with identification this army & brigade generals with officier 6 Armoured rgt & Foreign legion
source - my collection
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Re: French - Request for Identification

Postby ttvon » 03 Mar 2016 13:47

Hi,
Who is Air force general behind George C. Marshall?
The source is on the pic.
Thanks.

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Re: French - Request for Identification

Postby ROLAND1369 » 03 Mar 2016 16:17

I have no idea who he is but his cap device as well as the color of his uniform indicates that he is a Naval not an Airforce member. At this time the Army Air Corps was a part of the army and had the same uniforms as the army.

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Re: French - Request for Identification

Postby Loïc » 03 Mar 2016 16:22

French?? The eagle ceased to be a national symbol in France since 1870 with the fall of Napoléon III...
the only French is de Gaulle

crossed anchors, shield under an eagle, seems to be some US Navy Admiral
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Re: French - Request for Identification

Postby Loïc » 03 Mar 2016 22:55

Saint Google is our friend
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http://marshallfoundation.org/library/v ... ed-states/

General Charles de Gaulle is met at Washington National Airport by Generals George C. Marshall and Henry H. Arnold and Admiral Ernest J. King - See more at: http://marshallfoundation.org/library/v ... 0sP47.dpuf

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Re: French - Request for Identification

Postby DavidFrankenberg » 11 May 2016 01:24

ttvon wrote:Who is the Gerenal with Patton?


He is François Félix Michellier http://ecole.nav.traditions.free.fr/off ... r_frix.htm
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Ian Sayer wrote:Despite having received a superb response from photos of early 1930s military attaches which I posted on othere threads I am still left with a few ho remain unidentified. I believe , but I am not positive, that these theree photos depict French military attaches or (in one case an assistant) who were serving in Warsaw between 1934 and 1937. Can anyone perhaps help with their identification and perhaps a short biography?
Many thanks
Ian

As i can read the first is ~"A. Papillon". It is not written he is attaché militaire or anything.
The second is "capitaine de Frégate" "attaché naval", a navy guy.
The third is "capitaine" and "adjoint à l'attaché militaire".

Maybe if i could zoom, maybe i could read better.

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Re: French - Request for Identification

Postby iffig » 06 Jun 2016 08:20

translated by a friend of mine:

The dedication says: "to my dearest "petit co" (for little pal or comrade?) in memory of the unforgettable years in Metz and Saverne 1936-1939. Very affectionaly, Gal (for general?) XXX (can't read his signature)"


Hello all!

I had not noticed this post.
"Petit co" is for" Petit conscrit". It is Saint-Cyr school slang and it means that the two officers belong to the same promotion (attended the school at the same time).

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Re: French - Request for Identification

Postby iffig » 06 Jun 2016 08:33

As i can read the first is ~"A. Papillon". It is not written he is attaché militaire or anything.


Hello all!

I cannot find any naval officer whose name is Papillon; but a André Paul Pillon is mentionned in the 1924 promotion:


http://ecole.nav.traditions.free.fr/promotion1924.htm

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Re: French - Request for Identification

Postby Ian Sayer » 13 Jun 2016 09:53

Hello iffig
I have just looked at the photo again. It doesn't really look like Andre Paul Pillon but it could be, particularly if you cannot find a naval officer under Papillon. It is a pity there are no photos available of Pillon. What rank is the officer in the photo?

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Re: French - Request for Identification

Postby iffig » 16 Jun 2016 20:56

Hello,

He is a lieutenant de vaisseau in the picture.
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Re: French - Request for Identification

Postby iffig » 16 Jun 2016 21:03

And there was a lieutenant de vaisseau Papillon who was acting as an attaché naval in Varsovia in 1932!
Certainly the same guy ....

https://books.google.fr/books?id=6drlKf ... on&f=false

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Re: French - Request for Identification

Postby Ian Sayer » 17 Jun 2016 09:33

Yes iffig that must be him. But you couldn't find any trace of him in the French Naval Register?
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