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1019 Reconnaissance crew members are listed bellow in alphabetical order.

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Name
Rank
Unit
Post
Informations
Civil-statut
Photo
Indiv. Card
Citations
HATIER Juilen
Lieutenant
Pilot
         
HAURE Jean - Marie
Adjutant
Pilot
May 12, 1940, his Aircraft, the Potez 63-11 No.80 is touched by the Flak. ALieutenanthough seriously injured, Adjutant HAURE managed to land in the field but died soon after. Born on 10 June 1912 at Saint-Pé-de-Bigorre (65 - Hautes-Pyrénées)
Killed on 12 May 1940 at Pommérieux (57 - Moselle)
HAUTECOEUR
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
On June 5, 1940, Potez 63-11 No.595 was attacked by a group of 9 Me109 and crashed to the ground. The crew is killed. Sub-Lieutenant HAUTECOEUR is the only survivor: Before leaving for his base, the Pilot had deposited him on the ETREGNY ground where he had to analyze the photographs of his mission, he was not present on board at the moment from the attack ......        
HAUTIERE Bernard
Lieutenant
GAO 553
Observer
Killed on aerial combat on October 6, 1939    
HEBRAD
Lieutenant
Observer
On June 16, 1940, the Potez 63-11 No718 was destroyed by accident during a flight at very low altitude: flying too low, these propellers touch the ground, and the pilot must land in the countryside ... crew is unharmed.    
HECKER
Sergeant
Pilot
     
HEITZ Erwin
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
On September 26, 1939, the Potez 637 No.46 is shot down by German Fighters and the Flak. Sergeant HEILTZ is killed at his machine-gunner position by the Me109. Born on 29 March 1916 in Riffer (68 - Haut-Rhin)
Killed on 26 September 1939 at Sigmaringen
HENNION
Lieutenant
Observer
   
HENON Albert
Lieutenant
Pilot
     
HENON Jean - André
Lieutenant
During a mission on September 29, 1939, Lieutenant HENON died following an accidental rupture of his inhaler hose, Born on 28 October 1909 at Angoulème (16 - Charente-Maritime)
Killed on 29 September 1939 at Metz (57 - Moselle)
 
HENRARD Roger - Fernand  
Observer

After working as an aircraft mechanic at the end of the First World War, Roger HENRARD was employed by Jules Richard in Paris, a company specialising in the manufacture of weather recorders and stereoscopic cameras, including the Vérascope. Having passed his pilot's licence, he took up aerial photography using an Altiphote Richard Labrely camera manufactured by Jules Richard. In 1938, he carried out espionage missions over Germany on behalf of the intelligence services, and during the French Campaign he served as an observer with GAO 504. After the war, he took over the management of Jules Richard, while continuing his activities as a pilot-operator. He photographed Paris at low altitude and covered several French departments and towns between 1948 and 1972, mainly on behalf of industrialists. The collection, which numbered more than 20,000 images, was also used to publish postcards.

On his death, the Roger Henrard aerial photography company was founded, with offices in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés (Val de Marne) and laboratories in Ban-Saint-Martin (Moselle). The company marketed its negatives and prints to the archives of the towns and departments involved in the photographic campaigns.

Source : Archives Ville de Saumur - http://archives.ville-saumur.fr/f/13Fi/mosaique/?

Born in Paris (75) on 17 February 1900
Died 26 June 1975 at Croissy sur Seine (78 - Yvelines)
     
HENRI
Captain
GAO 582
   
HENRY Pierre
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
His aircraft, Potez 637 No. 26, was shot down on November 7, 1939 during an aerial combat against a major Me109 formation. Sub-Lieutenant HENRY, wounded, parachutes.  
HENRY
Adjutant
Pilot
   
HILD René
Machine-Gunner
GAO I/551
Machine-Gunner
Killed on aerial combat on June 8, 1940    
HILT
Master-Corporal
Machine-Gunner
On March 11, 1940, his aircraft, Potez 63-11 n° 22, was destroyed on landing following an air fight with 5 Me109: Master Corporal HILT is unharmed.    
HINCKER Charles
Staff-Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
His aircraft, the Potez 637 No49 was shot down by the Flak on May 22, 1940. The crew, unharmed, is taken prisoner. Born in Strasbourg (67 - Bas-Rhin) on 25 June 1907
Died at Strasbourg on 24 October 1982
HOCHEDE Jules - Emile
Sub-Lieutenant
Pilot

- On May 12, 1940, his aircraft, the Potez 637 No. 7 was hit by the flak during a reconnaissance at low altitude. The pilot manages to return to the field, but the Potez is irreparable. Second Lieutenant HOCHEDE is unharmed.
- On May 17, 1940, Bloch MB 174 No. 9 was hit by the Flak. Sergeant MILLET, believing the lost plane parachutes, but kills himself by hitting the empennage. Sub-Lieutenant HOCHEDE brings the aircraft back to Le Bourget without a hitch.

He was killed in aerial combat on June 28,1943 while fighting with the GB 3/3 of the Free French Forces

Born on 28 March 1907 in Toulon (83 - Var)
Killed on 28 June 1943 in Algiers (Algeria)
HOCQUEMILLER René
Captain
Observer
On November 7, 1939, the Potez 637 No. 18 is attacked by a large formation of Me109E and is shot down in flame: the crew is killed. Born on 28 February 1908 at Pont Faverger (51 - Marne)
Killed on 7 November 1939 at Marcilly (57 - Moselle)
 
HOQUETIS Lionel - Marie
Captain
Chef de Bord
On September 29, 1939, his aircraft, the Potez 540 No.160, was accidentally destroyed on landing when returning from a night mission. Captain HOQUETIS is unscathed. Born on 3 July 1908 in Bordeaux (33 - Gironde)
Died at Bordeaux on 4 April 1997
HOURCADE
Staff-Sergeant
Pilot
On June 16, 1940, his aircraft, the Potez 63-11 No. 845 damaged by the Flak, is forced to land in the countryside: the crew, unscathed, fire the aircraft.    
HUBIN Lucien
Staff-Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
On June 2, 1940, during a test flight, Bloch MB 174 No.29 went into a spin and crashed to the ground. The crew was killed. Born on 7 June 1919 at Longwy (54 - Meurthe et Moselle)
Killed on 2 June 1940 at Pleurs (51 - Marne)
HUGOT
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
Joined the Group GR I/35 on April 1, 1940    
HURTEVENT Henri - Alexis
Chief Warrant Officer
Observer
Henri HURTEVENT died of illness on 24 February 1941. Born 27 November 1904, Vendin le Vieil (62 - Pas de Calais)
Died 24 February 1941 at Marseille (13 - Bouches du Rhône)
   
ISNARD Hubert - Henri
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
Born November 25, 1915    
ISRAEL Jean - Isidore
Lieutenant
Observer
- His aircraft, the Potez 637 No5 is attacked by Me109 October 31, 1939, he managed to regain his ground ISRAEL The Lieutenant is free.. �- On April 30, 1940, Bloch MB174 No18 was destroyed at takeoff following a speed drop. Lieutenant ISRAEL is unharmed. �- His aircraft, Potez 637 No49 was shot down by the Flak on May 22, 1940. The crew, unharmed, is taken prisoner. Born on 5 December 1913 in Paris
Died in Paris on 16 December 1995
JACOB André Etienne
Lieutenant
Observer

In 1930, on graduating from the Ecole Polytechnique, André JACOB opted for aviation and during his military service served as a Second Lieutenant at the Ecole militaire et d'application de l'aéronautique in Versailles. He was certified as an Observer in July 1931 and left the army two months later.

From 1931 to 1937, he worked in industry, first in La Courneuve, then in Morocco. At the same time, he pursued brilliant university studies, which could have led him into the field of research, but his religious faith was stronger, and André JACOB joined the Carmelite Seminary.

In 1939, he was mobilised as a reserve Lieutenant and joined GAO 504, then based in Chartres, before joining GR I/14 on 21 May 1940 and GR II/22 on June 6th, 1940. He was cited for his involvement in the fighting in Holland and Belgium.

At the Armistice, he chose to continue the fight and reached England on 24 June 1940 aboard a Potez 63-11 piloted by Sub-Lieutenant NEUMANN and Sergeant Marcel MOREL . André's last postcard to his father, Professor Charles Jacob, reads: "You won't be hearing from me for a long time. I am going where my duty seems to call me".

Posted to 149 Squadron of the Royal Air Force in mid-July 1940, he took part in five bombing missions over Germany as a gunner in late July and early August 1940.

Assigned as an observer to the Groupe mixte de combat n° 1 commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel DE MARMIER, Lieutenant JACOB took part in the Dakar expedition and then in the campaign to rally Gabon to Free France, during which he carried out several war missions.

On 9 November 1940, not being on duty but volunteering, he left Douala at 6 a.m. on board the Bristol Blenheim N3623, the only radio-equipped aircraft in the group, with radio warrant officer Tazer and pilot staff sergeant Le Guyader. Mission: reconnaissance of the Libreville region in Gabon, and leafleting of the town. Last message received in Kribi around 6.30 am, then a radio message, probably later, from Campo, on the northern border of Spanish Guinea. Then nothing. The plane did not reach Libreville and the leaflets were not thrown out. All the searches were fruitless.

The most likely hypothesis is that the aircraft was lost at sea in the vicinity of Cap Saint-Jean, where tornadoes and permanent bad weather occur. It is also possible that the aircraft was shot down by Spanish anti-aircraft fire.

Born April 14, 1909 in Corenc (38 - Isère)
Killed November 9, 1940 in Libreville (Gabon)
 
JACQUEMART Alexis - Léon
Chief Warrant Officer
Machine-Gunner

On June 8, 1940, while taking off for a mission, the Potez 63-11 No.800 struck a Morane 406 and caught fire. The crew is unscathed.

Potez 63-11 No.719, hit by the Flak on June 20, 1940, crashes in flames: the crew is killed.

Born on 24 January 1912 in Paris (75)
Killed on 20 June 1940 at Liré (49 - Maine-Et-Loire)
JACQUES Edmond - Antoine
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
Potez 63-11 No.719, hit by the Flak on June 20, 1940, crashes in flames: the crew is killed. Born on 17 July 1916 at Crillon Le Brave (84 - Vaucluse)
Killed on 20 June 1940 at Liré (49 - Maine et Loire)
JACQUET Julien
Sub-Lieutenant
GAO I/514
Observer
Killed on aerial combat on May 22, 1940    
JANNIN Jean
Adjutant
Machine-Gunner
His aircraft, Potez 63-11 No.620, was shot down during an air fight against 3 Me109 on June 4, 1940. Adjutant JANIN was seriously injured.  
JARRY Paul - Gabriel
Lieutenant
Observer
Born on 17 February 1900    
JEAN
Lieutenant
Observer
On May 12, 1940, he was taken prisoner after his aircraft, the Mureaux 115 No. 42 , was hit by the Flak.    
JEANDEL
Staff-Sergeant
GAO 553
Pilot
Wounded on aerial combat on May 16, 1940    
JEROME
Sergeant
GAO I/520
Observer
Wounded by accident on April 21, 1940    
JOCQUEL Hubert Pierre
Staff-Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
Killed on June 21st, 1940 while trying to join the Group in Oran aboard a LeO 451 borrowed on the ground of Salon: After three attempts, the Aircraft ends up taking off but crushes on the ground: the crew is killed. Born August 5, 1915 in Bègles (33 - Gironde)
Killed on June 21, 1940 at Salon de provence (13 - Bouches du Rhône)
 
JOLIVET
Chief Warrant Officer
Machine-Gunner
   
JONVILLE Louis
Lieutenant
Observer
Observer Officer detached to the Group on September 9, 1940  
JOSSELIN René
Lieutenant
Observer
     
JOSSERAND Jean-Louis
Staff-Sergeant
Pilot
On June 17, 1940, the Potez 63-11 n° 454 hit by the flak crashes near a German motorized column: Staff Sergeant Josserand seriously injured, is taken prisoner. Born June 10, 1913
JOSSERAND François
Chief Warrant Officer
Pilot
On October 30, 1939, his aircraft, the Potez 637 No6, was destroyed on landing on the return from a mission. Chief Warrant Officer JOSSERAND is killed. Born on October 19,1908 in Saint-Martin du Mont (01 - Ain)  
JOST Raymond
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
Killed on June 5, 1940 aboard Potez 63-11 No.796 shot down by 5 Me109.  
JOST Philippe Robert
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
On June 6, 1940, despite a hunt protection, Potez 63-11 No.161 was shot down by a group of 30 Me109. The crew is killed. Born in Niederbonn (67 - Bas-Rhin) on 11 October 1915
Killed on 6 June 1940 at Cavillon (80 - Somme)
JOUANDEAU
Chief Warrant Officer
GAO 553
Pilot
Wounded on aerial combat on May 25, 1940    
JOUANNIC Maurice - Louis
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
On May 12, 1940, his aircraft, the Potez 637 No7 was hit by the flak during a reconnaissance at low altitude. The pilot manages to return to the field, but the Potez is irreparable. Sergeant JOANNIC is killed. Born on 24 October 1916 at Vannes (56 - Morbihan)
Killed on 12 May 1940 at Laon (02 - Aisne)
   
JOUHAUD Edmond - Jules
Commander
Commander of Group
Joined the Air Force in 1926 - Replaced his classmate, Cdt Félix CROS, at the head of the Group on 1 May 1940.
After the war, in 1954, he was promoted to Major General and led the Air Force in Indochina and took an active part in the conflict in Algeria.
A supporter of French Algeria, he was one of the four five-star generals who attempted a putsch in Algiers from 22 to 25 April 1961.
Arrested after the failed putsch, he was sentenced to death in the Santé prison. His sentence was eventually changed to life imprisonment. He was finally released from prison in Tulle in December 1967 and amnestied in 1968.
Born on 2 April 1905 in BOU-STER (Algeria)
Died at Royan (17 - Charente-Maritime) on 4 September 1995
JOUQUANT Jean
Chief Warrant Officer
     
JOUSSELIN
Sergeant
GAO II/506
Machine-Gunner
Wounded on aerial combat on June 4, 1940    
JOSSERAND François
Chief Warrant Officer
Pilot
On October 30, 1939, his aircraft, the Potez 637 n°6, was destroyed on landing on the return from a mission. Chief Warrant Officer JOSSERAND is killed. Born on 19 October 1908 at Saint-Martin du Mont (01 - Ain)
Killed on 30 October 1939 at Hauteville (51 - Marne)
     
JOVET Raymond - Jean
Lieutenant
Observer
  Born in Chauny (02 - Aisne) on 1 January 1905
Died at Chauny on 31 May 1986
     
JUILLE Michel - Robert
Captain
Observer
Michel JUILLE later became Brigadier General. Born in 1908
Died in 1983
   
KAH Léon
Lieutenant
GAO 553
Observer
Killed on aerial combat on May 25, 1940    
KERBRAT Paul
Chief Warrant Officer
Observer
His aircraft, the Potez 63-11 No. 716 was shot down by the hunt on June 14, 1940. The crew, unscathed, was taken prisoner.  
KERVELLA No�l Louis
Lieutenant
Observer
On May 14, 1940, his aircraft, Potez 63-11 No188 was hit by the Flak. The pilot manages to land, but Lieutenant KERVELLA is killed. Born April 29, 1914 in Plougastel-Daoulas (29 - Finistère)
Killed on May 14, 1940 in Belgium
KESSLER
Chief Warrant Officer
Observer
   
KLEIN
Chief Warrant Officer
Pilot
         
KLEIN André
Sub-Lieutenant
GAO II/514
Pilot
Killed by accident on June 18, 1940    
KOELTGEN
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
         
KRIEF Roger
Staff-Sergeant
GAO I/520
Observer
       
KREMPF
Sub-Lieutenant
         
KUEHN Georges - Marie
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
Born November 12, 1914 in Granvillars (90 - Territoire de Belfort)
Died February 29, 1998, Malzéville (54 - Meurthe et Moselle)
   
KULLING
Adjutant
GAO I/508
Machine-Gunner