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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 recalls the sacrifice of four children of the district, Dead for France during the Second World War

  • Pierre Mazières born on January 30th, 1918 in La Londe. He joined Commander DOR in August 1944 to form an FFI air unit.
    Warrant Officer of Bombardment Group 1/31 "Aunis".
    He performs several bombing missions. On November 13th, 1944, at the start of a reconnaissance mission whose objective is the bombardment of the Royan pocket, his plane, a Junkers 88, knows a mechanical problem and crashes in Colomiers (Haute Garonne). Pierre MAZIERES was 26 years old. He was married with two young...
    Pierre Mazières born on January 30th, 1918 in La Londe. He joined Commander DOR in August 1944 to form an FFI air unit.
    Warrant Officer of Bombardment Group 1/31 "Aunis".
    He performs several bombing missions. On November 13th, 1944, at the start of a reconnaissance mission whose objective is the bombardment of the Royan pocket, his plane, a Junkers 88, knows a mechanical problem and crashes in Colomiers (Haute Garonne). Pierre MAZIERES was 26 years old. He was married with two young children. By decree of February 25th, 1945, the Military Medal and the Croix de Guerre with Palm are awarded to him posthumously.


    Pierre Rivault born May 6th, 1920 in Tours
    He was a worker at the Bormettes factory. To escape the STO (forced labour department), he left the village in front of the German occupation and joined the maquis in March 1943 under the No. 61029. Under the name of Bibbia (Bibi), he follows camp Faïta and becomes head of the Santerre detachment at Brue Auriac (83). After blowing up an ammunition depot, he rescued his attacked detachment on January 16th, 1944.
    He was the chief of the maquis VENTURUCCI, who was one of the victims of the massacre of January 2nd, 1944 in Signes (Var). He leads several sabotages or attacks in this department and then in the Var sector of Ginasservis and La Verdière under the name of "James".
    June 20th, 1944, commander of the 13th company he leads several ambushes in the Valley of the Asse and organizes a parade on July 14th, 1944 in Barrême.
    Taken prisoner by the Nazis with nine other FTPF (Maverick and French partisan), he is tortured, horribly mutilated, then shot with his comrades at the edge of the Asse de Blieux, small torrent located at the place said Tuilière, the bridge of Maurelière in the municipality of SENEZ (04) July 20th, 1944 at the age of 24 years. His body was only identified in 1945 and his name transcribed on the registers of the civil status of this small town.
    Since February 9th, 1945, this Bormettes place bears his name. (Source : Departementale’s Archives)

    Ubaldo Sangès born on November 9th, 1915 in Genoa, Italy.
    As a quarter master mechanic, he disappears in the explosion of the torpedo boat "La Railleuse" off Casablanca in Morocco, March 23rd, 1940 at the age of 25 years. He is missing and then quoted to the order of the Army Corps by order No. 75 of February 4th, 1952 for the following reason:
    "Gloriously fallen for France at his combat outpost."
    This quote includes the awarding of the 1939-1945 War Cross with gilt star and the posthumous military medal.

    Léonard Turc born on April 2nd, 1918 in La Londe.
    Seaman defender of anti-air defense, quartered in a powder magazine in the arsenal of Toulon who was victim of emanations. He contracted a respiratory disease and died at St. Anne's Hospital in Toulon May 16th, 1940 at the age of 22.
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