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1001 Bombardment crew members are listed below in alphabetical order.

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Name
Rank
Unit
Post
Informations
Civil-statut
Photo
Indiv. Card
Citations
ABAUZIT Ferdinand - Louis
Captain
Born in Nîmes (30 - Gard) on 5 August 1906
Died August 3rd 1990 at Nîmes
   
ABELE
Staff-Sergeant
Pilot
At the beginning of 1940, he took part in the experimentation of the Amiot 354 at Marignane.
       
ADAMOWITZ
Staff-sergeant
Leaves GBA Group I/54 in mid-November 1939        
ADDES André
Machine-Gunner
       
ADER
Commander
GB I/39
   
AJAM Raymond - Louis
Staff-Sergeant
Pilot
- Wounded on May 20, 1940, when his aircraft, the LeO 451 No114 was hit by the Flak.
- Killed on June 8, 1940 during a night mission. His aircraft, the LeO 451 No3006, hit by flak, lost its way and fell into the sea off Les Sables-d'Olonne.
Born January 24, 1916 in Paris (75)
Killed on June 7, 1940 at Les Sables d'Olonne (85 - Vendée)
ALEXANDRE Jean
Staff-Sergeant
GB II/31
Pilot
   
ALGUMARD
Adjutant
GB II/62
   
ALLAIRE Robert - Henri
Chief Warrant Officer
Pilot

The LéO 451 No 56 was shot down by the Chase on May 31, 1940. The crew was killed.

Posthumous commendation with the attribution of the Cross of War with Palm.

Born April 21, 1909 at Sèvres (92 - Hauts-de-Seine)
Killed May 31, 1940 at Le Plessier-Rozainvilliers (80 - Somme)
ANCEL
Lieutenant
Pilot
Breguet 693 No66 was badly damaged by the Flak on May 25, 1940. Lieutenant ANCEL was unharmed.    
ANCELIN
Sergeant
Pilot
- The Breguet 693 No. 44 severely hit by Me109 30 May 30, 1940, will be destroyed.The crew is unscathed.
- On June 7, 1940, the Breguet 693 Nb 77 severely damaged by the flak, crashes landing on return on his land. The crew is unscathed.
- On June 12, 1940, Breguet 693 No. 68 was shot down by the Flak on June 12, 1940. Sergeant ANCELIN is unharmed.
   
ANGE
Staff-Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
Wounded in aerial combat on June 13, 1940    
ANGLADE Jean
Chief-Warrant-Officer
Machine-Gunner
     
ANKAOUA Robert
Sergeant
Radio
On May 14, 1940, his aircraft was shot down by the Flak. Sergeant ANKAOUA parachutes and will be taken prisoner when arriving on the ground.  
ANNON
Sergeant
Chief of Board
       
ANTOINE Louis - François
Lieutenant
GB II/35
Crew Chief
On June 16, 1940, the Breguet 691 No49 crashes accidentally on landing during a trip: the crew is killed. Born on 15 February at Oran (Algeria)
Killed in an air crash on 16 June 1940 at Chateauroux (36 - Indre)
 
AOUACH Georges
Lieutenant
Pilot´┐Ż

On October 6, 1939, returning from a reconnaissance mission over Germany, LéO 451 No6 was shot down by two German fighters. Georges AOUACH, wounded, managed to land his burning aircraft near Euskirchen. Lieutenant Georges Aouach is taken prisoner.
Initially interned at Oflag IV-D in Elsterhorst, where he was treated, he was transferred to the Dulay Luft camp.
On March 29, 1942, along with some twenty other officers, he managed to escape through a tunnel dug beneath the camp. Georges Aouach managed to reach Marseille, in the Zone Libre, where he was reunited with his wife. Together, they headed for Tunisia, then Algeria after the Allied landings in North Africa in November 1942.
Georges AOUACH joins the Free French Air Force, serving as a pilot in a Bombardment Group, before joining the GB II/20 "Bretagne". He took part in the fighting in Italy, supported the American offensive on the Saar in 1945, and took part in the reduction of the Royan pockets.
In September 1945, he was assigned to General Paul GERARDOT's staff. He was none other than the Chief Flight Officer of Léo451 n°6, on board which he crashed in Germany on October 6, 1939.

With the war over, Georges AOUACH continued his career as a pilot with theGT 3/15 Maine before retiring around 1950 with the rank of Colonel.
Returning to civilian life, he became Sales Director of Thomson-France.
On August 5, 1971, while driving to Spain with his wife, he was involved in a road accident near Saint-Aignan-sur-Cher, and ended up in the path of an oncoming truck: they were both killed in the accident..

Born on May 27, 1909
Killed August 5, 1971 near Saint-Agnan-sur-Cher (41 - Loire et Cher)
ARACHEQUESNE Maurice
Sergeant
Machine Gunner
Killed in aerial combat on June 6, 1940    
ARAUD Albert
Lieutenant
Cder 1st Sqn.
Lieutenant ARAUD joined the Free French Forces, fighting with the Guyenne Group equipped with Halifax four-engine planes.    
ARCHAUX Jean-Jacques
Chief-Warrant Officer
Pilot
Jean Archaux was killed on 24 June 1943 in Tunis while flying LéO 451 n°323. He wanted to make a low pass over the city of Tunis to greet his family, as was his custom, but when he went on the throttle, his aircraft hit a building and crashed. All 10 crew members and three civilians were killed. Born on 29 June 1911 in Meaux (77 - Seine et Marne)
Killed on 24 June 1943 in Tunis (Tunisia)
     
ARIBAUD Joseph
Lieutenant-Colonel
Bombardment Group nb 10
Commander of Group
       
ARMANET
Sergeant
Machine Gunner

On June 13, 1940, Amiot 354 No7 was destroyed following a landing in the countryside after returning from a bombing mission. Sergeant ARMANET is unharmed

Sergeant ARMANET later joined the Free French Air Force and fought with the GBM 2/52, equipped with twin-engine B26 Marauder bombers.

   
ARNULPHY Albert - Louis
Chief Warrant Officer
Machine Gunner
The Douglas DB7 No41 is shot down by Fighters on June 10, 1940: the crew is killed. Born on 28 February 1909 at Chateauneuf sur Sarthe (49 - Maine et Loire)
Killed on 10 June 1940 at Tagnon (08 - Ardennes)
ARTOLA
Lieutenant
GB II/35
Machine Gunner
The Breguet 691 No 39 is shot down on May 18, 1940 by 10 Me109. The crew, unharmed is made prisoner    
ASTRE Robert
Chief-Warrant-Officer
GB I/63
Chief of Board
       
ASTRUC Roger
Sergeant
Machine Gunner
Born on June 1st,1918
at Corneilla-De-La-Rivière
Died on April 6, 2000
at Espira-de-L'Agly
 
AUBERT Maurice - Henri
Sergeant
Canoner
Killed on October 6, 1939 in air combat. His aircraft, the LeO 451 No6, hit by the fight, managed to land, but Sergeant AUBERT, hit in the legs, died of his wounds, Born May 29, 1914 in Issoudun (36 - Indre)
Killed on October 6, 1939 in a field hospital)
AUBOURG Pierre
Staff-Sergeant
GB II/31
Pilot
       
AUBRY
Lieutenant
GB I/32
   
AUDOIN
Commander
GB I/34
   
AUDOUX Abel - Louis
Master-Corporal
Machine Gunner
Assigned to the group on 1 September 1938, Abel AUDOUX was appointed master corporal on February 1st, 1939. Holder of the Aircraft Machine Gunner's Patent No3197 (Approved on September 9, 1939).
On September 9, 1939, the Bloch 200 No132, badly damaged by the German fight, has to make a landing in enemy territory. Staff Sergeant AUDOUX, wounded, is taken prisoner.
Born September 25, 1916 in Sillards (86 - Vienne)
Died February 3rd 2000 at Sillars
AUDREN Hector
Sergeant
GB II/31
Radio
       
AUGE Paul
Adjutant
Machine Gunner
Killed in aerial combat on May 20, 1940    
AVENARD
Lieutenant
Pilot