Soliveau, Louis André

Date of birth:
March 18th, 1922 (Montmorency, France)
Date of death:
April 18th, 1962 (Villefranche sur Mer, France)
Nationality:
French

Biography

11 February 1942 : enlisted in the 4th Bataillon du Génie
21 October 1942 : assigned to the 31st Bataillon du Génie in Port-Lyautey - Morocco
23 November 1943 : volunteered for the BCRA in Algiers
4th January 1944 : disembarked in Great Britain
25 February 1944 : assigned to the HQ squadron / 3rd SAS
19 to 31 March 1944 : parachute course n° 108 in Ringway
26 March 1943 : awarded parachute badge n°3346 in Ringway

Operations :
- Auchinleck : February to June 1944 in the 3rd Bataillon SAS - 3e RCP
Transfered to the 2nd SAS the 1st June 1944
- France : 5 June to 24 December 1944 in the 3rd SAS
- Moses : 2nd August to 6th October 1944 in the 3rd SAS - Stick Sabotage
- Ipswich : transfered to the 2nd RCP the 26th March 1945
- Amherst : 4th to 20th April 1945 with the 4th Bataillon SAS - 2nd RCP : Dropping Zones 410 - Stick 13
WIA the 9th April 1945
Survived the war, enlisted in the French Army, took part in the fightings in Dien Bien Phu - Indochina in 1954 and was killed by member of the OAS in 1962 as owwner of a bar and member of the SDECE.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Chasseur Parachutiste
Unit:
HQ Squadron, 3rd SAS Regiment, Special Air Services (SAS), Army Air Corps, British Army
Awarded on:
March 26th, 1944
Details:
Awarded in Ringway - course 108 - Badge n° 3346
Insigne Parachutiste FFL
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Sergent (Sergeant)
Unit:
4th Bataillon SAS, 2nd Parachute Chasseur Regiment, Special Air Services (SAS), Army Air Corps, British Army
Awarded on:
1945
Details:
with Libération clasp
Médaille Commemorative de la Guerre 1939-1945
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Sergeant
Unit:
2nd Parachute Chasseur Regiment, 4th SAS Regiment, Special Air Service (SAS), Army Air Corps, British Army
Awarded on:
January 2nd, 1951
Details:
Royal Decree no.15
Bronzen Kruis (BK)

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