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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
NASS Jean
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
Seriously wounded on 16 June 1940 aboard the Potez 63-11 No. 844 hit by the Flak: he will be taken prisoner.  
NAST Robert
Commander
Assistant to the commander of Group
 
NAUREILS Guy - Pierre
Sub-Lieutenant
  Born: May 3, 1914
Died August 28, 1957
     
NAVELET Jean-Marie - Joseph
Lieutenant
Observer

His Aircraft, the Potez 637 No. 20 was shot down on December 20, 1939 by the Flak and German fighters and crashed in Germany. The crew, wounded, is taken prisoner.

Jean-Marie NAVELET, General and Commander of the ALAT, was killed on June 27 1967 when his Broussard crashed over the Black Forest.

Born August 4, 1911
Killed on June 27, 1967 over the Black Forest (Germany)
NAVERS
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
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.    
NEUVILLE
Captain
Observer
On May 23, 1940, his aircraft, the Potez 63-11 No.402 is attacked by Me109. The pilot managed to return to the field, however. Captain NEUVILLE is unharmed, but the gunner was killed during the fight.    
NEUVILLE Pierre
Staff-Sergeant
Pilot
Killed on June 5, 1940 aboard Potez 63-11 No.796 shot down by 5 Me109.  
NICOULAUD
Chief Warrant Officer
Left the Group on May 5th to join GR II/14    
NODET Jacques
Lieutenant
GAO 512
Observer
Killed in aerial combat on May 26, 1940    
NOËL Marcel
Sub-Lieutenant
Pilot
On September 20, 1939, his aircraft, the Potez 637 No. 25 was destroyed by the Flak on September 20, 1939. The Sub-Lieutenant NOEL, wounded is taken prisoner.        
NOIR
Lieutenant
GAO I/508
Observer
Wounded by accident on May 6 and on June 14, 1940    
NOIRET Lucien - César
Lieutenant
Observer
Killed on 5 June 1940 aboard Potez 63-11 n°493. The aircraft was being chased by 8 German fighters and had to make a makeshift landing in the countryside. The pilot managed to extricate himself from the aircraft, but Lucien NOIRET was killed in action... Born in Tulle (19 - Corrèze) on 4 April 1915
Killed on 5 June 1940 at Brassy (80 - Somme)
NOURRY Georges - André
Adjutant
Machine-Gunner
On 16 May 1940, Potez 63-11 n°375 was shot down by Flak and crashed in flames. Warrant Officer Georges NOURRY managed to parachute out, but was wounded on landing by... Allied troops and was taken to Binche Hospital.  
NOUVEL
Staff-Sergeant
GAO 516
Pilot
Wounded in aerial combat on May 22, 1940    
ODIN Bernard
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
       
O'KELLY-FARELL André - Mary
Captain
Pilot
Captain O'Kelly was killed on July 27, 1943 in Kherba, Algeria. Born August 30, 1911 in Nouméa (988 - New Caledonia)
Killed July 27, 1943 at Kherba - Algeria
   
ORSAT
Sergeant
GAO 543
Machine-Gunner
Wounded by accident on May 30, 1940    
PAGES
Commander
GAO 517
   
PALDACCI
Commander
   
PALLU Bernard
Lieutenant
GAO I/589
Observer
       
PANEBOEUF René - Antoine
Sub-Lieutenant
Pilot
On May 25, 1940, the Potez 63-11 No.265 was shot down by the Flak and crashed to the ground. The crew is killed. Born on 3 September 1905 at Vernon (27 - Eure)
Killed at Abbeville (80 - Somme) on 25 May 1940
PAQUET
Staff-Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
   
PAQUEZ Victor - Aristide
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
On May 19, 1940, his aircraft, the Mureaux 115 No. 115 was shot down by German Fighters. Heavily wounded, Sub-Lieutenant PAQUEZ parachuted himself. Born in Saint-Léonard (62 - Pas de Calais) on 6 August 1916
Died on 8 March 2011 at Bellerive-sur-Allier (03 - Allier)
PARAGOT
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
         
PARDAILLAN Salvat
Captain
Squadron Commander
Salvat PARDAILLAN, then Adjutant in the 3rd Aviation Regiment, was appointed in August 1929 for his involvement in the fighting in the Djebel. He already had 9 years of active experience. Born on 2 February 1899 at Urugne (64 - Pyrénées-Atlantiques)
Died at Pau (64 - Pyrénées-Atlantiques) on 29 April 1979
 
PARIS
Adjutant
Machine-Gunner
         
PARISOT Jean
Lieutenant
GAO II/520
Observer
Wounded in aerial combat on May 20, 1940    
PARMENTIER
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner�
On May 17, 1940, his aircraft, the Potez 63-11 No645, hit by the Flak, managed to join his land, but crashes on landing. Sergeant PARMENTIER is injured.  
PARMENTIER
Lieutenant
Observer
On March 11, 1940, his aircraft, the Potez 63-11 No. 22 was destroyed on landing after an aerial combat with 5 Me109: Lieutenant PARMENTIER is unscathed    
PATANCHON
Colonel
GAO II/506
Pilot
   
PECH Charles
Sub-Lieutenant
GAO II/508
Pilot
   
PECOU René - Jacques
Captain
Pilot
On June 10, 1940, his aircraft, Potez 63-11 No. 426 crashed on the ground shortly after takeoff: Captain PECOU, severely burned, died soon after the accident. Born on 24 September 1913 at Châtelard (73 - Savoie)
Killed on 10 June 1940 at Neufchâteau (88 - Vosges)
PEGAZ
Sergeant
GAO I/551
Machine-Gunner
   
PEIGNE René
Captain
GAO 511
Observer
Killed in aerial combat on May 13, 1940  
 
PEILLARD Charles - Eugène
Commander
Commander of Group
Charles PEILLARD, a schoolteacher in civilian life, enlisted on 24 August 1914 and was posted to the Foot Hunter Battalion. He joined the Air Force in July 1917 and became a pilot. Born on 6 December 1894  
PELLETIER René Henri
Sergeant
Pilot
On May 10, 1940, his aircraft, Potez 63-11 No. 425 was shot down by German Fighters. The crew is killed. Born on 30 November 1919 in Courbevoye - Paris
Killed in Luxembourg on 10 May 1940
PELTRIAUX
Adjutant
Machine-Gunner
On May 19, 1940, his Aircraft, a Potez 637 is attacked by 9 Me109 and, in flames, must land in campaign. Adjutant PELTRIAUX is injured.    
PENCLAUD
Chief Warrant Officer
GAO 518
Pilot
   
PENICAULT Olivier
Captain
and GAO 586
Pilot
Commander GAO 586 until May 22,1940 Born in Aurillac (15 - Cantal) on 22 February 1906
Died at Nice (06 - Alpes-Maritimes) on 12 January 1990
   
PERINEL
Staff-Sergeant
Pilot
     
PERNE
Sub-Lieutenant
GAO 545
Pilot
   
PERNOT Marcel - Emile
Adjutant
Machine-Gunner
"- On October 30, 1939, his aircraft, the No63 Potez 637, was destroyed on landing on the return from a mission, and Warrant Officer PERNOT was unharmed. �- Killed aboard the Potez 637 No14, shot December 21, 1939 by ,,, 2 British Hurricane, deceived by the silhouette of the Potez very similar to that of the German Me110. " Born 06 June 1908 at Uremenil (88 - Vosges)
Killed on 21 December 1939 at Souilly sur Aire (55 - Meuse)
PERRAUD
Staff-Sergeant
Pilot
   
PERRET Joseph
Chief-Warrant-Officer
Radio - Machine-Gunner
     
PERRET
Sub-Lieutenant
GAO 543
Observer
   
PERRIER Auguste
Captain
Pilot
Commander of 2nd Squadron of Group GR I/55 Born on 4 August 1900
Died 1 July 1956
PERRON Michel
Captain
GAO 513
Commander of Group
   
PERROTTE Roger - Henri
Captain
Observer

Roger PERROTTE, Private 2nd Class, volunteered on 5th July 1915, and fought as a Gunner during the first conflict, which he finished with the rank of Lieutenant.

He was admitted to the Ecole Polytechnique in September 1921.

He joined the Air Force in June 2023 and was posted to GR I/36 in February 1939.

On 19 May 1940, Potez 63-11 n° 580 was shot down by Me109s. Sergeant CAZENAVE was taken prisoner. Captain PERROTE was seriously wounded in the leg and taken prisoner. He had to be amputated during his captivity.

See Captain PERROTTE's service record opposite

Born on 1 May 1897 at Touffréville (14 - Calvados)
Died at Luneray (76 - Seine-Maritime) on 24 February 1993
PERTON André - Michel
2nd Class
Radio
Born on November 16, 1915 in Montrond le Chateau (25 - Doubs)
PETIT
Sub-Lieutenant
GAO I/520
Pilot
 
 
PETIT pierre
Captain
GAO I/508
Pilot
Killed in aerial combat on May 18, 1940    
PETITJEAN DE-MARCILLY Bernard - Joseph
Captain
Commander of Group
Bernard PETITJEAN de MARCILLY is a former student of the Saint-Cyr Military School. Initially an infantry officer, he joined the Air Force in 1928. He retired from active service in the French Air Force in 1946 and retired in 1947. Born in Auxonne (21 - Côte d'Or) on 4 April 1899
Died at Grimaud (83 - Var) on 16 October 1956
     
PETITON Raymond
Lieutenant
GAO II/520
Pilot
Killed by accident on January 25, 1940    
PFENNINGER Albert - Alphonse
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
On May 24, 1940, the Potez 63-11 No.432 was shot down by the Flak during a low-altitude mission. Sergeant PFENNINGER is killed. Born on 5 October 1915 at Noroy le Bourg (70 - Haute-Saône)
Killed on 24 May 1940 at Sarton (62 - Pas De Calais)
PIACCENTINI Simon
Lieutenant
GAO 553
Pilot
Killed in aerial combat on September 8, 1939    
PICOT Maurice
Chief-Warrant-Officer
Machine-Gunner
     
PICQ André - Marcel
Lieutenant
Observer
Killed on December 23, 1939 aboard a Mureaux 115: the aircraft, in foggy weather, crashes on landing. Born on 17 November 1912 at Saint-Dié-des-Vosges (88 - Vosges)
Killed at Flavigny (54 - Meurthe et Moselle) on 23 December 1939
 
PIERRAT Louis - Joseph
Lieutenant
Observer
- On November 22, 1939, Bloch 131 No.122 was shot down by Morane MS406 from GC II/2. Lieutenant PIERRAT is injured.
- The Potez 63-11 No.173, damaged by the Flak during his mission May 14, 1940, crashes landing on his land. Lieutenant PIERRAT is killed.
Born on 22 August 1903 at Fendon (88 - Vosges)
Killed at Neufchâteau (88 - Vosges) on 14 May 1940
PIERRE Louis - Eugène
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
The Potez 63-11 No.203 was shot down by the Flak on May 21, 1940 during a low-altitude mission. The crew is killed. Born on 17 January 1919 at Vinay (51 - Marne)
Killed on 21 May 1940 at Amiens (80 - Somme)
PIET Paul - Louis
Sub-Lieutenant
Pilot
Born in La Roche-sur-Yon (85 - Vendée) on 16 June 1915
Died at La Roche-sur-Yon (85 - Vendée) on 01 May 2003
 
PILLOT-BEAURETOUR
Captain
GAO II/520
   
PINATEL Roger
Sergeant
GAO I/514
Machine-Gunner
Killed in aerial combat on May 22, 1940    
PINCZON DU SEL Jean-Marie - Hippolyte
Lieutenant
Pilot
Jean-Marie PINCZON-Du-SEL entered the air force school at Salon en Provence in November 1935.
On October 16, 1939, Potez 637 No.42 was shot down by 5 Me109. Lieutenant PINCZON DU SEL is killed
Born October 14, 1914 in Paris
Killed on October 16, 1939 at Pirnasens Kaiserlautern (Germany)
PINGUET
Lieutenant
GAO 553
Pilot
Wounded in aerial combat on May 12, 1940    
PLANTIER
Sergeant
GAO 552
Machine-Gunner
   
PLAUD Louis
Lieutenant
GAO 517
Observer
Wounded in aerial combat on June 8, 1940    
PLOUVIER
Lieutenant
Pilot
         
PLOYE René
Sergeant
GAO 2/551
on June 1st, 1940
Machine-Gunner
Assigned to GR I/35 on June 1st 1940 from GAO II/551. He brings back with him the second Bloch 174 of the Group: No54.
On June 16, 1940, the Potez 63-11 No.610 was shot down in a fight against 27 Me109 ... The aircraft crashes into German territory and the crew Wounded, is initially taken prisoner, but will succeed to escape on June 18th.
 
POINSOT
Captain
Commander of the Group GR I/52    
POLYDOR
Captain
GAO I/589
Observer
       
POMMARES Victor
Sub-Lieutenant
Pilot
On June 13, 1940, his aircraft, the Potez 63-11 No 205, damaged in air combat, crashes on landing. Sub-Lieutenant Pommares is unharmed.  
POMPEI
Sergeant
GAO 512
Pilot
   
PONCET
Sergeant
GAO 513
Pilot
Wounded by accident on May 28, 1940    
PONT
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
Assigned to the GR I/35 from the GAO516    
PORCHON René
Sergeant
Pilot
On May 17, 1940, his aircraft, the Potez 63-11 No645, hit by the Flak, managed to join his land, but crashes on landing. Sergeant PORCHON is unharmed.  
POSTAL Maxime
Captain
Pilot
Commander 2nd Squandron of GR I/14  
POTIER Henri
Lieutenant
GAO I/520
Observer
Killed in aerial combat on September 10, 1939    
POULAIN Jacques
Sub-Lieutenant
GAO 517
Observer
Killed by accident on February 14, 1940    
POULARD Lucien - François
  Initially a car mechanic, Lucien POULARD joined the French Air Force in 1937.
During the French Campaign, he was attached to the GR I/52. Demobilised in September 1940, he joined the Nice telegraph service.
In February 1942, his former Chief, Commandant Faye, contacted him to ask him to join the "Alliance" organisation: he first took the pseudonym "Mathurin" and then "Nandou" after a wave of arrests.
He was arrested in turn on 24 September 1943. First interned in Fresnes prison, he was deported to Germany on 16 December 1943. Tried for spying for an enemy power, he was sentenced to death and shot on 21 August 1944 at the Schlieffen barracks in Heilbronn.
Born in Paris on 2 December 1917
Killed on 21 August 1944 in Heilbronn (Germany)
     
POUTIER
Commander
Commander of the GR II/36    
POUZOL Louis - Augustin
Adjutant
Machine-Gunner
On May 27, 1940, Potez 63-11 No. 679 was seriously hit by the Flak and crashed. The crew is unscathed, manages to leave the aircraft before its explosion. Born in Annonay (07 - Ardèche) on 9 October 1913
Died in Lyon (69 - Rhône) on 3 January 1997
POYEN Jean
Chief-Warrant-Officer
Chief-Warrant-Officer
Born on 4 November 1907
Died 31 December 1965
   
PRADELLE
Lieutenant
GAO 546
Pilot
Wounded in aerial combat on May 15, 1940    
PRAS
Sergeant
Pilot
   
PRESSARD Louis
Captain
Observer
     
PRESSARD Armand
Captain
GAO 515
Observer
       
PREVAUD Pierre
Chief-Warrant-Officer
Machine-Gunner
     
PREVOST Lucien - Etienne
Staff-Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
He was killed on 9 November 1942 in Morocco. Born on 12 August 1914 in Bordeaux (33 - Gironde)
Killed on 9 November 1942 in Safi - Morocco
     
PRIEUR  
Machine-Gunner
         
PRINI Marc - Joanny
Sergeant
Pilot
On June 7, 1940, Potez 63-11 No.827 was shot down by German fighters and crashed into flames on the ground. The crew is killed. Born 26 December 1912, Lyon (69 - Rhône)
Killed on 7 June 1940 at Roye (80 - Somme)
PRUAL Yves
Adjutant
Machine-Gunner�
On June 13, 1940, his aircraft, the Potez 63-11 No205, damaged in air combat, crashes on landing. Adjutant PRUAL is seriously injured.  
PUTE COTTE DE-RENEVILLE Bertrand - Charles
Lieutenant
Observer
His aircraft, the Potez 63-11 No582 was shot down by the Flak on May 22, 1940. Lieutenant DE-RENEVILLE, seriously wounded, is taken prisoner but will die the next day. Born in Tours (37 - Indre et Loire) on 22 February 1915
Killed on 23 May 1940 at Cambrai (59 - Nord))
QUELLEC
Corporal
Machine-Gunner
Potez 63-11 No690 was accidentally destroyed on landing on the return from a training flight on May 30, 1940. Corporal QUELLEC is unscathed.    
QUENET André - Louis
Captain
Pilot and 3rd Squadron Leader

On October 15, 1939, his aircraft, the Potez 63-11 n°53 was hit by the Flak and must land on the belly : the crew is unscathed.

Captain QUENET died on December 10, 1943 while serving with the Bretagne 2/20 Group of the Free French Forces.

Born on 08 March 1907 at Saint-Cyr-L'Ecole (78 - Yvelines)
Killed on 10 December 1943 in Constantine - Algeria
 
QUENOLLE René
Staff-Sergeant
Pilot
On June 5, 1940, his aircraft, the Potez 63-11 No216 was shot down during a fight with the opponent at 7 Me109 and crashed. Staff Sergeant QUENOLLE is seriously injured. Born January 5, 1917
Died November 15, 2004
QUENTIER Pierre - René
Captain
Pilot
Attracted by aviation, René QUENTIER did his military service with the 3rd Fighter Regiment in Chateauroux from 1923 to 1924. When he returned to civilian life, he qualified as a notary. René QUENTIER was also passionate about football, and played for the Beauvais team, then the Paris team. In 1927, he was Champion of Paris, Champion of France, finalist in the French Cup and was selected three times for the national team. He continued his career as a notary in the family firm run by his father.
When war was declared in 1939, he was mobilised as a pilot with GAO 502, which he left in August 1940. Demobilised in 1941, he joined the Resistance. After the Liberation, he rejoined the Air Force and was appointed Commander in 1945, then Reserve Lieutenant-Colonel in 1959.
From 1945 onwards, he was an active politician in the RPF, the Gaullist party, and was a Member of Parliament and Mayor of his home town of Chambly.
Born on 20 June 1903 in Chambly (60 - Oise)
Died in Paris (75) on 18 November 1976
     
QUILICO Adrien
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
Killed on June 5, 1940 aboard Potez 63-11 No.796 shot down by 5 Me109.  
QUITIN
Lieutenant
GAO II/520
Observer
Killed by accident on January 25, 1940