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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
RABUEL Joseph - Alphonse
Staff-Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
He later joined GAO 501, where he was killed on 5 June 1940 aboard Potez 63-11 No 250, which was shot down by fighter aircraft. Born at Péronne (01 - Ain) on 24 January 1914
Killed at Pont-Sainte-Maxence (60 - Oise) on 5 June 1940
RABY Max
Lieutenant
Observer
     
RACLET
Staff-Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
         
RAGE Henri - Louis
Chief Warrant Officer
Machine-Gunner
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 Henri RAGE was killed during the fight.
Born on 18 January 1907 in Lyon (69 - Rhône)
Killed on 5 June 1940 at Brassy (80 - Somme)
 
RAGONNEAU Jean
Lieutenant
Observer
Killed on March 17, 1940 in a target shooting exercise: the aircraft, the Potez 63-11 No.590 hit the cable and sink at sea Born June 9, 1912 in Blesmex
Killed on March 17, 1940 off Port-Saint-Louis-Du-Rhône (13 - Bouches du Rhône)
 
RAGUANT
Staff-Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
On March 16, 1940, the Potez 637 is hit by the flak during a low-altitude mission. The Pilot being injured, it is the Observer who thanks to the double-controls, manages to return and land safely on his ground. Staff-Sergeant RAGUANT is unharmed.    
RAMBAULT Albert - Lucien
Lieutenant
Pilot
On May 20, 1940, the Potez 63-11 No.430 was hit by the Flak, and trying to stabilize the aircraft, the pilot struck power lines and crashed to the ground. Lieutenant RAMBAULT is killed. Born in Grignan (26 - Drôme) on 23 October 1914
Killed at Bucy-Le-Long (02 - Aisne) on 20 May 1940
RANON-DE-LA VERGNE Jacques
Captain
GAO IV/551
Commander of Group
   
RAVIER Georges - Jean
Lieutenant
on June 1st, 1940
Observer
Joined the Group on June 1, 1940 with Bloch MB174 No.13 Born in Paris on 16 August 1907
Died 16 April 1998 at Saint-Quentin (02 - Aisne)
 
RAYAT Maurice Joseph
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
Killed on 9 September 1939 aboard Bloch MB131 No92, shot down during an aerial combat with two ME109s. Born March 31, 1907 in Paris
Killed on September 9, 1939 at Neunkirchen (57 - Moselle)
 
REBOIS Félicien
Staff-Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
On June 4, 1940, his aircraft, Bloch MB 174 No. 17, took off and crashed to the ground: The crew was killed. Born on 17 December 1914 in Marieulles (57 - Moselle)
Killed on 3 June 1940 at Orlès
 
REGIS Pierre - Marie
Lieutenant
GAO 516
May 26,1940
Observer
Assigned to GR I/35 on May 26, 1940 from GAO 516.
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 on 17 December 1912 in Marseille (13 - Bouches du Rhône)
Killed on 7 June 1940 at Roye (80 - Somme)
REIX
Captain
GAO 512
Observer
   
RELAT
Sergeant
GAO 516
Machine-Gunner
Killed in aerial combat on May 22, 1940    
RENARD
Sub-Lieutenant
Pilot
   
RESCOUSSIE Sylvain - Emile
Staff-Sergeant
Pilot
On May 19, 1940, Potez 63-11 No.673 was hit by the Flak and crashed into flames. The crew is killed. Born on 26 July 1916 at Cahors (46 - Lot)
Killed on 19 May 1940 at Saint Germainmont (08 - Ardennes)
RETOURNA Paul - Marie
Captain
Pilot
Born August 8, 1904    
RETRU Ernest
Staff-Sergeant
Pilot
Ernest RETRU was killed on 7 January 1945 while serving with GB I/34 Born on 7 November 1910 at Courpière (63 - Puy de Dôme)
Killed on 7 January 1945 at Soulac sur Mer (33 - Gironde)
 
REVELLI
Corporal
GAO 546
Machine-Gunner
Wounded in aerial combat on May 15, 1940    
REVERSE
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
         
REY
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
         
REYTER Joseph
Sub-Lieutenant
ECN II/13
Pilot
Leave the Group to join the ECN II/Mechanic13 where he will be killed in action May 27, 1940 Born on 18 July 1903 at Escherange
Killed on 27 May 1940 at Thiescourt (60 - Oise)
 
RIBEREAU-GAYON
Sub-Lieutenant
GAO 552
Observer
   
RIDARD
Chief-Warrant Officer
         
RIDEAU Jean - Charles  
  Before the war, Jean RIDEAU was a member of the Aviation Club de Touraine. He qualified as a glider pilot in June 1932 and, in the summer of 1933, took over the management of the Aero Club. Jean RIDEAU, an aircraft mechanic during his military service, took over the family business of building wooden blinds. He began building a glider, which made its first flights in May. But he gave in to the new Pou du Ciel fashion and abandoned gliding. In 1936, he passed the instructor's technical exam.
Jean RIDEAU returned to gliding and built a new glider, the Minéo M-5 in 1939.
Mobilised in September 1939, he took part in the French campaign with GAO 509.
After the liberation, he restored a C230 cauldron that had been hidden from the occupying forces. In 1946, the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale awarded him the silver glider pilot badge (D) with the n°108. Later, he built a Bébé Jodel in North Africa. He was in Cannes in 1958. René Fournier was looking for a place to build his RF-01, in Cannes. He has just found his joiner.
Born on 6 August 1906 in Tours (37 - Indre et Loire).
Died at Tours (37) on 19 October 1975
     
RIEGER
Lieutenant
Observer
         
RIESSER Jean
Captain
GAO I/551
Pilot
Killed in aerial combat on May 15, 1940    
RIGAL Marcel
Staff-Sergeant
GAO 518
Machine-Gunner
Killed in aerial combat on May 21, 1940    
RIGOLLIER Pierre
Sergeant
Radio
On January 13th, 1940, the Sergeant RIGOLLIER is forced to evacuate in flight his aircraft, a bloch MB131 taken in the haze. It lands indeme on the ground.

Received the war cross on June 6, 1940.

Sergeant RIGOLLIER was killed in a traffic accident in Germany on May 13th 1945.

Born on 10 January 1918 in Dijon (21 - Côte d'Or)
Killed on 13 May 1945 at Tubingen - Germany
 
RIMLINGER Georges - André
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
On May 13, 1940, his aircraft, the Potez 63-11 n° 393 is badly damaged by Me109 and crashes in the field. Sergeant RIMLINGER is seriously injured.  
RITUIT Bernard
Staff-Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
The Potez 637 No.54 is attacked on September 30, 1939 by 3 Me109 and crashes into flames. Staff Sergeant RITUIT is killed Born November 14, 1910 in Tours (37 - Indre et Loire)
Killed on September 30, 1939 at Berg (67 - Bas-Rhin)
 
RIX
Lieutenant
GAO I/514
Observer
Wounded in aerial combat on June 10, 1940    
ROBERT
Sergeant
Pilot
On August 18, 1938, he lost his way aboard the Potez 390 No. 53 and the aircraft was hilly during a landing on the beach of Saint-Laurent-Sur-Mer. the aircraft will be repaired.        
ROBERT
Captain
GAO I/506
   
ROBERT
Commander
GAO I/508
   
ROBERT
Commander
GAO 548
   
ROBERT André - Paul
Adjutant
Machine-Gunner
On November 5, 1939, his aircraft, the Potez 637 No3, was shot down during an air fight against 6 Me109. Warrant Officer ROBERT, seriously injured, parachutes and is taken prisoner. He will die following his wounds on May 23, 1941 Born on 18 August 1907 in Metz (57 - Moselle)
Killed on 23 May 1941 at Bourg Les Valence (26 - Drôme) as a result of injuries sustained on 5 November 1939
ROBERT Henri - Germain
Staff-Sergeant
Pilot
Potez 63-11 No.719, hit by the Flak on June 20, 1940, crashes in flames: the crew is killed. Born on 2 October 1915 at Lons-le-Saunier (40 - Landes)
Killed on 30 June 1940 at Ancenis (44 - Loire-Atlantique)
ROBERT Jean - Aimé
Captain
Pilot
His aircraft, Potez 63-11 No.620, was shot down during an air fight against 3 Me109 on June 4, 1940. Captain ROBERT was killed. Born on 27 July 1912 at Besançon (25 - Doubs)
Killed at Auger-Saint-Vincent (60 - Oise) on 4 June 1940
ROBERT Marius
Lieutenant
GAO 518
Observer
Killed in aerial combat on June 15, 1940    
ROBIC Pierre
Staff-Sergeant
GAO 511
Pilot
       
ROBIN
Sergeant
Pilot
On June 24, 1940, his aircraft, No. 63 Potez 63-11, was damaged during an air fight with a Me109 and was destroyed on landing. Sergeant ROBIN is unharmed.    
ROCHARD Robert - Lionel
Commander
Commander of Group and Pilot
After the Armistice, he took command of the GT II/15 Transport Group. Born 7 September 1897, Paris (75)
Died at Nice (06 - Alpes - Maritimes) on 31 May 1978
RODET
Commander
GAO I/520
   
RONDEAU
Staff-Sergeant
Pilot
On May 24, 1940, the Potez 63-11 No.432 was shot down by the Flak during a low-altitude mission. Sergeant RONDEAU is seriously injured.    
RONOT
Captain
Observer
         
ROPERT
Adjutant
         
ROSSIGNOL
Adjutant
Machine-Gunner
         
ROSSIGNOL Jean
Captain
Observer
Killed on September 11, 1939 aboard the Mureaux 117 No.70 shot by the Flak in Germany.    
ROUGETET Lucien
Adjutant
GAO II/520
Pilot
Killed by accident on May 20, 1940    
ROUGH Roger
Sergeant
Pilot
On May 14, 1940, his aircraft, Potez 63-11 No188 was hit by the Flak. Sergeant ROUCH, unscathed, succeeds in landing  
ROUIG Jean
Lieutenant
GAO I/551
Observer
Wounded in aerial combat on June 8, 1940  
 
ROUILLON Lucien - René
Lieutenant
Observer
On May 13, 1940, his aircraft, a Potez 63-11, crashes, for unknown reasons, into a forest shortly after his departure for a night mission. The crew is killed. Born March 7, 1904 at Tomblaine (54 - Meurthe et Moselle)
Killed May 13, 1940 at Couvron (02 - Aisne)
ROULIN Albert
Adjutant
Pilot
     
ROULLAND Guy
Lieutenant
Observer
On June 16, 1940, his aircraft, the Potez 63-11 No. 415, hit by the Flak, landed in the countryside. Unwarmed, the crew fire the aircraft before attempting to join his group, but will be taken prisoner 3 days later    
ROUPAIN Jean - Pierre
Lieutenant
Observer

On June 9, 1940, Potez 63-11 No.198 was severely hit several times by the flak and crashed on landing on Buc's ground. Lieutenant ROUPAIN is wounded.

Jean Roupain was killed in August 1944 while fighting with the Forces Françaises de l'Intérieur.

Born on 29 June 1912 at La Madeleine (59 - Nord)
Killed at Euzet Les Bains (30 - Gard) on 23 August 1944
ROUSSEAU Bernard - Jacques
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
Killed on June 11, 1940 aboard Potez 63-11 No. 347 crashing on takeoff. Born in Caen (14 - Calvados) on 29 August 1918
Killed at Saint-André de l'Eure (27 - Eure) on 11 June 1940
 
ROUSSEAU René
Sergeant
GAO 515
Machine-Gunner
       
ROUSSEL Jean
Lieutenant
GAO 548
Observer
Killed in aerial combat on April 24, 1940    
ROUSSET
Lieutenant
Chef de Bord
Wounded on September 17, 1939 aboard Bloch MB131 No. 86. This one, attacked by 5 Me109 lands in flame and finishes his race in the trees.    
ROY
Sergeant
GAO 513
Machine-Gunner
   
ROY Jules
Lieutenant
Observer

Originally an Infantry Officer, then a Rifle Officer in North Africa, he joined the French Air Force in 1935 and was posted to the 51st Air Wing at Tours, before joining GAO 504, then based at Chartres, in October 1938. He was appointed Group Commander on 15 March 1939.

After the Armistice, Jules Roy remained loyal to Pétain and published "La France sauvée par Pétain", a work that confirmed his attachment to the Vichy regime... However, Jules Roy joined the "Gaullists" after the Allied landings in North Africa in November 1942. Jules ROY went to England and fought in the Free French Air Force from 1943 to 1945. He was flight leader, bombardier and co-pilot in the "Lorraine" heavy bomber group.

Drawing on his memories of these missions over Germany, Jules ROY wrote "La Vallée heureuse" (The Happy Valley), which won him the Renaudot literary prize in 1946. Later, in 1951, he wrote "Retour de l'Enfer", his war diary written between 9 September 1944 and 15 March 1945.

A colonel and head of the Air Force Information Service, he took part in the Indochina War before expressing his disagreement with the policy pursued in Indochina: he resigned from the Army in 1953 and devoted himself fully to writing.

Jules Roy, author of some fifty books, was awarded the Grand Prix de l'Académie française for his body of literary work in 1956.

Born in Rovigo (Algeria) on 22 October 1907
Died at Vézelay (89 - Yonne) on 15 June 2000
     
ROZES Paul - Marie
Lieutenant
Pilot
A former student of the Ecole Polytechnique, he fought with the GR I/52 during the French Campaign and later joined the 34th Medium Bombardment Wing of the FAFL. He also took part in the Italian Campaign. Born in Agen (47 - Lot et Garonne) on 22 July 1913
Died in Neuilly sur Seine (92 - Haut de Seine) on 13 October 1983
   
RUAS
Captain
Observer
Artillery Detached Observer
       
RUIZ Alberto
Sergeant
Radio
 
 
RUPPERT
Chief Warrant Officer
GAO II/506
Pilot
Wounded in aerial combat on November 6, 1939    
SACCHI Emile - Pierre
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
On November 1, 1939, during a high-altitude mission aboard a Potez 637, the Sub-Lieutenant SACCHI is the victim of a breakdown of inhaler died after its transport to the Hospital Born in Paris on 17 May 1915
Killed on 1 November 1939 at Nancy (54 - Meurthe et Moselle)
 
SACQUEPEE Robert
Adjutant
GAO 552
Machine-Gunner
Killed in aerial combat on May 13, 1940    
SACRE Jean - Robert
Captain
GAO II/551
Born on 2 July 1910 in Fontenay-Le-Comte (85 - Vendée)
Died in Paris (75) on 3 March 1973
 
SAGET Pierre
Commander
GAO 546
Commander Air Force Division
   
SAGON Henri - Jean
Captain
Pilot and 3rd Squadron Leader
His aircraft, the Potez 63-11 No. 716 was shot down by German fighters on June 14, 1940. The crew, unscathed, was taken prisoner. Born November 26, 1912
Died April 19, 2001
SAGON Emmanuel
Lieutenant
Pilot

His Aircraft, the Potez 637 n°14, is shot by ,,, 2 British Hurricane, deceived by the silhouette of the Potez very similar to that of the German Me110. Only Lieutenant SAGON, badly wounded, parachutes and survives the attack

He was killed on 22 June 1943 in Berrechid, Morocco, while serving with GC I/4 of the Free French Air Force.

Born on 03 February 1917 in Toulon (83 - Var)
Killed on 22 June 1943 at Berrechid (Morocco)
 
SAINT-BONNET Aimé
Sergeant
GAO 543
Pilot
         
SAINTIGNY Paul - Louis
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
  Born on 26 July 1913 in Héricourt (70 - Haute-Saône)
Died in Belfort on 8 January 1993
     
SAINT-GENIS Lucien - Maurice
Lieutenant
Observer
Received the war cross on June 6, 1940. Born on July 20,1916      
SAINTES-MARIE Roland
Staff-Sergeant
GAO 518
Machine-Gunner
Wounded in aerial combat on June 15, 1940    
SALLES
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
The Potez 63-11 No.355 is damaged by the Flak on June 13, 1940, but he can join his field. Sub-Lieutenant SALLES is injured.    
SARON René Emile
Adjutant
Machine-Gunner
Killed on September 17, 1939 aboard Bloch MB131 No. 86. This one, attacked by 5 Me109 lands in flame and finishes his race in the trees. Born September 18, 1909 in Béziers (34 - Hérault)
Killed on September 17, 1939 at Morhange (57 - Moselle)
 
SAUDRY Kléber
Chief Warrant Officer
Pilot
On September 27, 1939, the Potez 637 No.4 is shot down by 9 Me109: The crew is killed Born May 17, 1896 at Mousseaux le Bray (77 - Seine et Marne)
Killed on September 27, 1939 at Tenteling (57 - Moselle)
 
SAUDUBRAY Gaston
Chief-Warrant-Officer
Machine-Gunner
     
SAURT
Corporal
Machine-Gunner
On May 13th, 1940, after having shot down a Henshel 126, the Potez 637 No2 was destroyed during an aerial combat opposing it to 9 Me109. The crew is unscathed.  
SAVART
Commander
Staff Group
   
SCHAUFELBERGER-AUDOUARD Pierre - Armand
Lieutenant
Observer
On February 24, 1940, the Potez 63-11 No.2 crashes on the ground during a flying flight during a ferry mission. The crew is injured Born in Geneva (Switzerland) on 05 October 1915
Died at Bettendorf (68 - Haut-Rhin) on 14 February 1945
 
SCHMITT
Sub-Lieutenant
GAO I/506
Observer
Killed in aerial combat on November 6, 1939    
SCHNEIDER Antoine - Alfred
Captain
Observer
On September 20, 1939, his aircraft, Potez 637 No. 25 , was destroyed by the Flak on September 20, 1939. Captain SCHNEIDER was killed Born May 9, 1901 in Irstein (67 - Bas-Rhin)
Killed on September 20, 1939 near Trier (Germany)
 
SCHONER Albert
Staff-Sergeant
GAO I/520
Pilot
       
SCHURCK René
Captain
Born on 5 February 1897  
SCHUTZ André
Sub-Lieutenant
Pilot

The Potez 63-11 No690 is accidentally destroyed on landing on the return from a training flight on May 30, 1940. Sub-Lieutenant SCHUTZ is injured.

He was killed on March 25,1945 in Bietigheim, Germany, while serving with GB I/32 of the Free French Air Force

Born on 07 May 1918 in Marseille (13 - Bouches du Rhône)
Killed on 25 March 1945 in Bietigheim (Germany)
 
SCHWANDER Henri - Emile
Commander
Henri SCHWANDER fought in both World Wars. In the First World War, he fought with the 82nd Artillery Regiment. Born in Montbéliard (25 - Doubs) on 14 November 1891
Died at Montbéliard on 7 January 1957
 
SEGUELA Marc - Joseph
Chief Warrant Officer
Pilot
On May 24, 1940, his aircraft, Potez 63-11 No607 was shot down by the Flak. The crew is killed. Born on 13 May 1912 at Salles (69 - Rhône)
Killed on 24 May 1940 at Les Attaques (62 - Pas-De-Calais)
SENN Henri
Chief Warrant Officer
Pilot
On September 20, 1939, the Mureaux 115 No. 21, badly damaged following a fight against the 5 Me109, must land in the field. Chief Warrant Officer SENN is injured. Born in Paris (75) on 16 March 1911
Died at Amboise (37 - Indre et Loire) on 12 July 2004
SEPET
Chief Warrant Officer
Pilot
On April 30, 1940, Bloch MB174 No18 was destroyed at takeoff following a speed drop. Chief Warrant Officer SEPET slightly injured    
SERPOL
Staff-Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
   
SERVONNET
Corporal
Machine-Gunner
   
SEVE
Staff-Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
On May 20, 1940, the Potez 63-11 No.430 was hit by the Flak, and trying to stabilize the aircraft, the pilot struck power lines and crashed to the ground. Staff-Sergeant SEVE parachutes himself before the Potez touches the wires, and will be the only survivor.    
SIEGLER Pierre - Charles
Captain
Staff 2nd Sqn. Born 28 February 1913
Died 5 January 1968
SIGNORET
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner

Potez 63-11 No.501: June 21, 1940, before the Armistice, the Crew tries the crossing of the Mediterranean, but victim of an oil leak, it must land in Mallorca in Spain. The crew is taken prisoner and the aircraft is restored under the Spanish color.

He was killed on 16 March 1943 while serving with GB I/25

Born on 15 April 1920 in Montélimar (26 - Drôme)
Killed on 16 March 1943 at Aîn Touta (Algeria)
 
SIMARD
Lieutenant
         
SMET Roger - Jean
Captain
Observer
Former Polytechnique student: class of 1931.
Seconded from the Artillery to be an Air Reconnaissance Observer.

On May 27, 1940, Potez 63-11 No. 623, damaged by the flak, was finally shot down by 7 Me109. Captain SMET, unharmed, parachutes.

Born 16 August 1910
Died 20 November 1946
SOGNET Henri
Lieutenant
GAO I/506
Observer
Wounded in aerial combat on May 27, 1940    
SORDET
Staff-Sergeant
Pilot
On May 12, 1940, Potez 63-11 No.317 was assaulted by 9 Me109 and crashed to the ground before igniting. The crew is injured.  
SOREL Louis - François
Lieutenant
Observer
On March 21, 1940, the Potez 63-11 No.255 crashes after an engine failure. The crew is killed Born on 13 October 1911 at Elbeuf (76 - Seine-Maritime)
Killed on 21 March 1940 at Barly (80 - Somme)
 
SOURNIA Joseph
Commander
Born in Perpignan (66 - Pyrénées-Orientales) on 13 May 1901
Died at Canet en Roussillon (66 - Pyrénées-Orientales) on 4 December 1986
 
SOUTIF Henri - Octave
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
On May 15, 1940, his aircraft, Potez 63-11 No. 388, was badly hit by the Flak and crashed. Seriously wounded, the sergeant SOUTIF is taken prisoner.  
SPIELREIN Albert
Lieutenant
       
STEIDLE Camille
Staff-Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
On May 15, 1940, his aircraft, the Potez 63-11 No. 258 was shot down in aerial combat. The crew is killed.
Born on 22 Janvier 1918 in Sarreguemines (57 - Moselle)
Killed on 15 May 1940 at Sauville (08 - Ardennes)
STIZZEL
Sergeant
GAO II/520
Machine-Gunner
Blessé et Taken prisoner on May 10, 1940    
STRUB Jean - Joseph
Staff-Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
His aircraft, Potez 637 No. 26, was shot down on November 7, 1939 during an aerial combat against a major Me109 formation. Sergeant STRUB is killed. Born on 4 May 1912 in Haut-Rhin (68)
Killed on 7 November 1939 at Louvigny (57 - Moselle)
 
SUERE
Commander
GAO I/584
   
SUEUR Jean
Lieutenant
Pilot
Killed on September 11, 1939 aboard the Mureaux 117 No.70 shot by the Flak in Germany.  
SUSS Georges
Sergeant
GAO I/520
Machine-gunner