Here are some of his photos from that time. We're not sure who kept them during the war.
On his own:
And at the Thibault workshop:
And here are some friends. Jean and Monique Poisson in the first photo remained friends till his death and he visited them every year. The rest are unidentified.
The writing is on the back of the photo on the left.
And with the girlfriends (where did she get that hat?)
With a gun. Looks like for huntin', shootin' and fishin'
During this time he had holidays grape picking in France, and also he told us he went by motorcycle to Yugoslavia.