Re:Information about Pierre Cartelet
Here is the "straight" Google Translation:
80 - CARTELET Pierre, born January 26, 1912 at Taillette. The son of a Customs officer, Peter Cartelet studied at teacher training college of Charleville.
Mobilized in 1939, he was captured in June 1940. Subsequently, he managed to escape from Stalag XII A after several months of captivity. He joined the Companions of France, an organization initially very "maréchaliste". Affected in the Eastern Pyrenees, he was appointed Head of Sector Thuir then that of Perpignan, he later became the departmental chief.
Consistent with its leaders, he participated in the Resistance in the Eastern Pyrenees. He was one of the kingpins of the network "Burgundy", which was responsible for organizing passages in Spain, particularly those of allied airmen shot down over French territory. Cartelet also participated, with the Savoyard Charles White, the activities of the "Alliance" which largely overlapped with those of "Burgundy". He was the organizer in the Pyrenees-Orientales, building on its leading positions among the Companions. As part of these networks, Pierre Cartelet also provides military intelligence to the Allies. Pierre Cartelet integration in January 1943 the ORA (Organisation Resistance Army).
After the arrest of Charles White in Perpignan January 27, 1944, Pierre Cartelet knew that the German police had spotted him. He refused to spend a year Spain, arguing that he was single and had no dependents. He wanted to continue fighting illegal.Sentenced to death in absentia, he left Perpignan for Toulouse (Haute-Garonne) where he came into contact again with the ORA.
Pierre was arrested in Toulouse Cartelet May 11, 1944.Imprisoned, tortured, he was shot by the militia (or the Germans) July 5, 1944 (July 6 according to other sources). When we came for him, he told his cellmate: "It's the end. It picks me up, if you go out with you shall tell my bosses how I behaved. Tell them that I have given no name. "
His name is inscribed on the monument to the teachers who died for France Ardennes, Charleville-Mezieres.
A street named after him in Perpignan.