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Stele of Bormettes

Historic site and monument, Memorial in La Londe-les-Maures
  • Located on the Place Pierre Rivault, the stele commemorates the sacrifice of four local children who died for France during the Second World War

  • The stele recalls the sacrifice of four children of the district, who died for France during the Second World War:

    Pierre Mazières born on 30 January 1918 in La Londe joined Commander Dor in August 1944 to form an FFI air unit.
    Adjudicator of the 1/31 "Aunis" bombing group. He carried out several bombing missions. On November 13th 1944, his plane, a Junkers 88, had a mechanical problem and crashed at Colomiers (Haute Garonne). He was 26 years old.
    By decree of 25 February 1945, he was...
    The stele recalls the sacrifice of four children of the district, who died for France during the Second World War:

    Pierre Mazières born on 30 January 1918 in La Londe joined Commander Dor in August 1944 to form an FFI air unit.
    Adjudicator of the 1/31 "Aunis" bombing group. He carried out several bombing missions. On November 13th 1944, his plane, a Junkers 88, had a mechanical problem and crashed at Colomiers (Haute Garonne). He was 26 years old.
    By decree of 25 February 1945, he was posthumously awarded the Military Medal and the Croix de Guerre with palm. Pierre Rivault was born in Tours on 6 May 1920.
    A worker at the Bormettes factory, he left the village to escape the S.T.O (Service du Travail Obligatoire) and joined the maquis in March 1943. He became head of the Santerre detachment in Brue Auriac (83). After blowing up an ammunition depot, he saved his detachment which was attacked on 16 January 1944.
    On 20 July 1944, taken prisoner by the Nazis with nine other Francs-Tireurs et Partisans Français (F.T.PF), he was tortured and shot with his comrades on the banks of the Asse de Blieux, in the commune of Senez (04). His body was not identified until 1945 and his name transcribed on the civil registers of this small commune. Since 9 February 1945, this square in Bormettes has been named after him.
    Ubaldo Sangès was born on 9 November 1915 in Genoa, Italy. A master mechanic, he disappeared in the explosion of the torpedo boat "La Railleuse" off the coast of Casablanca in Morocco on 23 March 1940 at the age of 25. Reported missing, he was cited in the order of the Corps by order N°75 of February 4, 1952 for the following reason: "Fallen gloriously for France at his battle station"
    This citation includes the attribution of the Second World War cross with vermeil star and the military medal posthumously.

    Léonard Turc born on the 2nd April 1918 in La Londe.
    Matelot gunner of anti-aircraft defence, billeted in a powder magazine in the Toulon arsenal, victim of emanations he contracted a respiratory disease and died in the Ste Anne hospital in Toulon on the 16th May 1940 at the age of 22.
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