I am working on a research project in which a Polish World War 2 veteran has received a number of medals from France.
These medals are as follows:
- Commemorative Medal of the War 1939 - 1945
- War Volunteer Cross (Instituted Feb. 4, 1953)
- Cross for Combatants (light blue and pink stripes)
I know that the veteran in question was a pilot for Britain and there is a persistent story (yet unconfirmed... other than the medals) that he was shot down in France, linked up with the French Resistance and possibly engaged in missions with members of the Resistance during his time with them before returning to Britain to continue his service there.
Are there any well-documented records of members of the French Resistance and the missions these members were a part of?
The purpose of this question is to find resources that might help in my search to possibly link the medals to some action taken by the veteran during his tenure with the French Resistance.
My worry is that these records may have been either never created or lost due to the nature of the guerrilla warfare that the French Resistance engaged in.