WW2 French Death card of Henri Malenfant.

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WW2 French Death card of Henri Malenfant.

Post by Heartfeltzero » 25 Oct 2022 06:50

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Henri was a French soldier during WW2. The card states that he died for France on June 9th 1940 in Aisne around the Roizy, Saint-Loup area. Based on the location and date, he would have been killed by the German attack on the Aisne on June 9th during the battle for France.
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Re: WW2 French Death card of Henri Malenfant.

Post by Loïc » 26 Oct 2022 14:53

On Mémoires des Hommes, his cause of death is indicated as bombardement

and that his wartime unit was the 15e GRDI, a Cavalry Divisional Recce Group (the picture seems from his peacetime active military service at the 7e Chasseurs à cheval in Evreux Normandy c.1937-1938)

the 15e GRDI for 9th to 11th June 1940
http://grca.free.fr/historique_grdi/15_grdi.htm
Envolved in the area of action of the 10e DI south of the Aisne, suffered violent enemy attacks which he managed to contain, at the cost of heavy losses, by resisting stubbornly on the stop lines, then by sacrificing in la Retourne where the commander of the Recce Group was taken prisoner

RIP

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Re: WW2 French Death card of Henri Malenfant.

Post by Heartfeltzero » 26 Oct 2022 17:49

Loïc wrote:
26 Oct 2022 14:53
On Mémoires des Hommes, his cause of death is indicated as bombardement

and that his wartime unit was the 15e GRDI, a Cavalry Divisional Recce Group (the picture seems from his peacetime active military service at the 7e Chasseurs à cheval in Evreux Normandy c.1937-1938)

the 15e GRDI for 9th to 11th June 1940
http://grca.free.fr/historique_grdi/15_grdi.htm
Envolved in the area of action of the 10e DI south of the Aisne, suffered violent enemy attacks which he managed to contain, at the cost of heavy losses, by resisting stubbornly on the stop lines, then by sacrificing in la Retourne where the commander of the Recce Group was taken prisoner

RIP
Thank you so much! I’m not very knowledgeable on the French during the war so I really appreciate this information!

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