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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
TACQUARD Jean
Sergeant
GAO I/520
Pilot
Killed in aerial combat on September 10, 1939    
TAIB
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
         
TALABARDON Marcel - Yves
Lieutenant
Observer
Former student of Saint-Cyr, "Roi Alexandre 1er" class (1934 - 1936)
An officer in the 1st Moroccan Rifle Regiment, he was seconded to GAO 510 as an aircraft observer during the French Campaign.
He was killed on 8 November 1942, while leading his section of the Vichy Army's 1st Moroccan Rifle Regiment under fire from the Allies who had just landed in North Africa.
Born on 3 January 1913 in Toulon (83 - Var)
Killed on 8 November 1942 at Médhia (Morocco)
   
TANTIN Maurice
Captain
    Born on 22 February 1904      
TEISSIER Yves
Sub-Lieutenant
GAO II/520
Pilot
Wounded and taken prisoner on May 24, 1940    
TENIN Pierre
Staff-Sergeant
GAO II/514
Machine-gunner
Killed by accident on June 18, 1940    
TERNANT
Captain
GAO I/551
   
TERRAL
Sub-Lieutenant
GAO 518
Pilot
Wounded in aerial combat on June 15, 1940    
TERS Jean
Sergeant
GAO II/520
Machine-Gunner
       
TEXIER Jean
Sergeant
GAO 515
Machine-Gunner
       
THABAULT Léon
Commander
Commander of Group
Born on 20 November 1892
 
THENARD
Adjutant
Pilote
   
   
THERON
Sub-Lieutenant
         
THIBON
Commander
GAO 548
   
THIEBAULT Jean
Adjutant
Pilot
On September 9, 1939, his aircraft, a Bloch MB131, badly damaged during an air combat with 6 ME109, manages to reach his ground, but crashes on landing: Adjutant THIEBAULT is unharmed.  
THIEBAULT Paul - Benoit
Adjutant
Machine-gunner
On May 19, 1940, the Potez 637 No.10 is attacked by 3 Me109 and, in flames, must land in the countryside. The crew managed to evacuate the aircraft before it exploded. Adjutant THIEBAULT is injured.  
THIERRY
Sergeant
Pilot
On May 19, 1940, his Aircraft, a Potez 637 is attacked by 9 Me109 and, in flames, must land in campaign. Sergeant THIERRY is unharmed.    
THIERRY André - Alfred
Sergeant
Machine-gunner
Killed in aerial combat on June 21, 1940  
THOMAS Georges
Corporal
Machine-gunner
On October 31, 1939, Bloch 131 No.73 crashed during a field test at Dole. The crew is injured.    
TINLAND
Sub-Lieutenant
on 5/03/1940
on 11/05/1940
on 22/05/1940
Observer
Before mobilization in 1939, Maurice TINLAND worked as a lawyer,
From GAO544, he was transferred to GR II/52 on May 13, 1940.
Demobilized in August 1940, he resumed his career as a lawyer. He joined the Resistance's "Combat" group and was arrested on January 28, 1944, along with his father and father-in-law. He was imprisoned in Moulins and tortured by the Gestapo. He was released on August 25, 1944.
After the war, Maurice TINLAND ran for mayor of Moulins and was elected on October 26, 1947, aged just 32. He stepped down in 1959 to devote himself to his career as a lawyer.
Born 20 March 1915 in Valence (Drôme)
Killed March 29, 1963 at Moulins (Alliers)
     
TISSIER Joseph
Lieutenant
Pilot
On September 25, 1939, Potez 637 No.31 was hit by the Flak, before being attacked by 6 Me109. The Aircraft crashes into flames. The three crew members are injured Born October 28, 1899 in Morey (71 - Saône et Loire)
Died February 19, 2001 at Clamecy (58 - Nièvre)
TIXERAND
Sub-Lieutenant
GAO 518
Observer
Wounded in aerial combat on June 15, 1940    
TOMASI
Sergeant
Radio
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    
TONI Charles - Joseph
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
Joined the Group on April 1, 1940 ..
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.
Born in Noves (13 - Bouches du Rhône) on 24 August 1916
Died at Nîmes (30 - Gard) on 12 February 1992
TONICHON Robert - Georges
Sergeant
Pilot
He was killed in Indochina in May 1946. Born August 02, 1916 in Dijon (21 - Côte d'Or)
Killed May 22, 1946 at Muong Kassy - Laos
     
TOUREL Paul - Jacques
Adjutant
Machine-gunner
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. Born July 21, 1912
TOURET
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
On May 12, 1940, his aircraft, the Potez 63-11 No180 is badly damaged in an air fight with 4 Me109, and crashes in the field: the crew is unscathed.    
TRELLUYER
Captain
Observer
On September 23, 1939, his aircraft, the Mureaux 115 No. 41 crashes accidentally: the crew is unscathed    
TREVIS Louis - Joseph
Adjutant
Pilot
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 30 April 1908 at Gondreville (54 - Meurthe et Moselle)
Killed at Marcilly (57 - Moselle) on 7 November 1939
 
TRIOL André - Gabriel
Lieutenant
GAO 516
on May 28,1940
Observer
Joined the Group on May 28, 1940 from GAO516 Born on 17 January 1901 in Greece
Died at Lunel (34 - Hérault) on 12 July 1991
 
TROUILLOT
Staff-Sergeant
Machine-gunner
   
TRONY Charles - MichelO
Commander
Staff Group
Commander of the GAO 509 Group Born in Estagel (66 - Pyrénées-Orientales) on 25 May 1896
Died at Perpignan (66 - Pyrénées-Orientales) on 22 March 1984
 
TRUCHOT
Staff-Sergeant
Radio
     
TRUSSON
Sergeant
Machine-gunner
Seriously wounded on September 9, 1939 aboard the Bloch MB131 No92, shot down in an air fight with two ME109: he managed to jump parachute.    
VACHETTE
Captain
Observer
         
VAILLANT Louis - Gabriel
Staff-Sergeant
Observer
On June 4, 1940, his aircraft, Bloch MB 174 No.17, took off and crashed to the ground: The crew was killed. Born on 5 December 1916 at Corre (70 - Haute-Saône)
Killed on 3 June 1940 at Damparis (39 - Jura)
 
VAILLAT André
Sergeant
GAO 515
Radio - Machine-Gunner
   
VALETTE Marcel - Paul
Staff-Sergeant
Machine-gunner
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 in Saint-Christol (34 - Hérault)
Killed on 25 May 1940 at Abbeville (80 - Somme)
VALIN
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
On June 12, 1940, his aircraft, the Potez 63-11 No720, damaged in air combat, crashes on landing. The crew is unscathed    
VALIN Martial
Commander
Pilot

Group Commander from 1938 to December 13, 1939, when he joined the 2nd Bureau of the 1st Air Force.


Matial VALIN ended his career with the rank of Air Force General, retiring from active service in 1978.

Born May 14, 1898 in Limoges,
Died September 19, 1980
 
VALLET Henri
Lieutenant
Observer
Blessé en Combat Aérien et Taken prisoner on June 1, 1940    
VANARET Georges
Staff-Sergeant
Machine-gunner
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.  
VARET Baptiste
Sergeant
GAO 581
Pilot
   
VASSEUR André - Maurice
Master-Corporal
Machine-gunner
Killed in aerial combat on June 19, 1940  
VAUDAINE Gaston
Chief Warrant Officer
Machine-gunner
His aircraft, Potez 63-11 No582, was shot down by the Flak on May 22, 1940. Warrant Officer VAUDAINE, wounded, was taken prisoner.  
VAULOT Hubert
Staff-Sergeant
GAO 513
Pilot
       
VAUTHIER
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
   
VECTEN
Sergeant
Machine-gunner
Assigned to GR I/35 on May 28, 1940 from GAO 516.    
VEDEL
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
Joined the Group GR I/35 on April 1, 1940      
VELLY André
Lieutenant
Observer
  Born August 17, 1905 in Epinal (88 - Vosges)
Died in Lille (59 - Nord) on 22 November 1980
     
VENARD Robert
Captain
GAO 581
Observer
Wounded and taken prisoner on June 14, 1940    
VERANT Henry
Sergeant
GAO 513
Pilot
Assigned to the Group GAO 513 from 9 January 1940 to 9 September 1940        
VERCINGER
Sergeant
GAO 553
Machine-gunner
Wounded in aerial combat on May 25, 1940    
VERGE André
Staff-Sergeant
Machine-gunner
On October 16, 1939, Potez 637 No.42 was shot down by 5 Me109. Staff Sergeant VERGNE, badly wounded, parachutes and is taken prisoner when arriving on the ground.  
VERLAQUE Alain
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
Sergeant VERLAQUE was killed in aerial combat on April 18, 1943 while serving with GB I/62 of the Free French Forces. Born on 03 August 1919 in Saint-Nazaire (44 - Loire-Atlantique)
Killed on 18 April 1943 in Bamako - Mali
     
VERON Adrien - Marcel
Chief Warrant Officer
Observer
- On October 3, 1939, Potez 637 No.39 was badly damaged by the Flak during a low-altitude mission. The Pilot managed to join the French lines, but crashed on landing. The crew is unscathed
- December 21, 1939, the Potez 637 No.41 is shot down by the hunt and crushes on the ground. The crew is killed
Born in Dijon (21 - Côte d'Or) on 6 April 1902
Killed on 21 December 1939 at Barembach (67 - Bas-Rhin)
 
VERSINI
Lieutenant
GAO 552
Pilot
   
VESIN Robert
Captain
Observer
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.  
VIART Georges - Auguste
Lieutenant
4th Squadron Leader
Born on August 31,1901
VIGNERON
Sergeant
Machine-gunner
   
VIGOU Joseph
Sergeant
GAO II/520
Machine-gunner
Wounded and taken prisoner on May 24, 1940    
VINCKELVLEUGEL Marcel - Justin
Adjutant
    Born on 20 March 1914      
VOITURIEZ Bernard
Captain
Pilot
On May 13, 1940, his aircraft, the Potez 63-11 n° 393 is badly damaged by Me109 and crashes in the field. Captain VOITURIEZ is injured.  
VOLAN Claudius
Chief-Warrant-Officer
Machine-Gunner
     
VUATRIN
Lieutenant
Observer
On May 19, 1940, the Potez 637 No.10 is attacked by 3 Me109 and, in flames, must land in the countryside. The crew managed to evacuate the aircraft before it exploded. Lieutenant VUATRIN is wounded.    
VUILLEMIN
Adjutant
GAO I/520
Pilot
       
WARYN Louis - Auguste
Sergeant
Machine-gunner
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 27 September 1912 at Hazebruck (59 - Nord)
Killed at Couicy (57 - Moselle) on 7 November 1939
 
WEIL Jacques
Captain
Observer

Observer Officer detached to the Group on September 9, 1940

He was killed on 21 March 1945 while serving with the 156th

Born on 4 August 1905 in Bouxwiller (67 - Bas-Rhin)
Killed on 21 March 1945 in
Oppau (Germany)
WEINMANN Jacques
Sergeant
GAO 513
Pilot
       
WIBAUX
Sergeant
GAO 548
Pilot
Wounded in aerial combat on April 24, 1940    
WICCAERT Albert
Captain
Pilot
Killed aboard the Potez 63-11 No. 297 shot by German Fighters May 13, 1940. Born on 28 February 1911 at Avion (62 - Pas de Calais)
Killed on 13 May 1940 at Aarschot (Belgium)
WITRY Roger
Master-Corporal
GAO I/508
Machine-gunner
Killed in aerial combat on May 26, 1940    
WITTMANN Charles
Adjutant
Machine-Gunner
     
YZERMAN Jacques - Aimé
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
Potez 63-11 No690 was accidentally destroyed on landing after a training flight on May 30, 1940. Sub Lieutenant YSERMANN is unharmed.
On June 9, 1940, the Potez 63-11 No 665 was shot down by the Flak during a reconnaissance flight at low altitude. The crew, wounded, is taken prisoner.
Born 18 February 1912, Marquion (62 - Pas de Calais)
Died at Cannes (06 - Alpes-Maritimes) on 16 March 2001
 
ZINCK Emile
Staff-Sergeant
Machine-gunner
May 19, 1940, the Bloch MB174 No.8 is shot down by German Fighters and crushes on the ground. The crew is killed. Born in Strasbourg on 22 February 1908
Killed on 19 May 1940 at Vaudesincourt (51 - Marne)