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Bomber Group GB I/19

1st Squadron
2nd Squadron


Historical

On May 10, 1940, GB I / 19 is stationed in North Africa, attached to Bombardment Group No2.

GB I / 19 is dissolved in November 1940. GB II / 19 reproduces the GB I / 19 issue while retaining its own traditions.


Staff

Commanders of the group GB I/19
Commander CHASSANDRE-PATRON  
Commanders of the 1st Squadron
Captain COUILLEAU
 
Commanders of the 2nd Squadron
Captain DUPONT

Juny 10, 1940
 
Lieutenant MAIGROT Marcel
Juny 10, 1940
 

 


Personnel

Pilots and crew of the Group
Names of crew members
Rank
Function
Sqn.
Informations
Civil-statut
Photos Citations & Decorations
ANGE
Staff-Sergeant
Machine Gunner´┐Ż
Injured in aerial combat on June 13, 1940
   
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)
 
BEGUIER Marcel - Pierre
Sergeant
Machine Gunner
The Douglas DB7 No31 was shot down by BF110 on June 5, 1940. The crew was killed.
Born on 9 January 1920 in Sempt (79 - Deux-Sèvres)
Killed on 5 June 1940 at Houppeville (76 - Seine-Maritime)
 
BELIN André - Marie
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
The Douglas DB7 No 33 is shot down by the flak on June 7, 1940: the crew is killed.
Born on 20 January 1912 at Dijon (21 - Côte d'Or)
Killed on 7 June 1940 at Saint-Mard (80 - Somme)
 
CHAROY Marie - Emmanuel
Adjutant
Machine Gunner
On May 31, 1940, the Douglas DB7 No32 was shot down by Fighters. The crew is killed
Born on 8 February 1909 at Nancy (54 - Meurthe et Moselle)
Killed on 31 May 1940 at Quesnel-Aubry (60 - Oise)
 
CHASSANDE-PATRON Hubert - Marie
Commander
Pilote and Group commander

Graduate of the Ecole Spéciale Militaire de Metz, 109th Class (1922 - 1924)
In 1942, he commanded the Marrakech Base: he held the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel.
In November 1944, he took command of the 34th Bombardment Wing.
Hubert CHASSANDE-PATRON ended his career with the rank of Air Division General.

Born on 02 December 1901 in Lunéville (54 - Meurthe et Moselle)
Died in Paris (75) on 7 April 1972
   
CONSTANT André - Pierre
Lieutenant
Observer
On May 31, 1940, the Douglas DB7 No32 was shot down by Fighters. The crew is killed
Born on 5 September 1914 at Capbreton (40 - Landes)
Killed at Quesnel-Aubry (60 - Oise) on 31 May 1940
 
COUILLEAU Pierre - Jules
Captain
Pilot and Staff 1st Sqn.
Captain Pierre Couilleau was killed on 8 November 1942 in Algeria during the Allied landings in North Africa.
Born on 12 September 1913 in Nancy (54 - Meurthe et Moselle)
Killed on 8 November 1942 at Bordj el Bahri (Algeria)
 
DECAMPS Guy - Roger
Staff-Sergeant
Machine Gunner
The Douglas DB7 No 33 is shot down by the flak on June 7, 1940: the crew is killed.
Born in Saint-Gaudens (31 - Haute-Garonne) on 16 May 1918
Killed on 7 June 1940 at Saint-Mard (80 - Somme)
 
DELPERIE Jean - Gabriel
Lieutenant
Observer
The Douglas DB7 No31 was shot down by BF110 on June 5, 1940. The crew was killed.
Born on 19 March 1914 in Bordeaux (33 - Gironde)
Killed on 5 June 1940 at Houppeville (76 - Seine-Maritime)
 
DUPONT Pierre - Henri
Captain
Staff 2nd Sqn.
Pilot
The Douglas DB7 No41 is shot down by Fighters on June 10, 1940: the crew is killed.
Born on 14 June 1913 at Etricourt Manancourt (80 - Somme)
Killed on 10 June 1940 at Tagnon (08 - Ardennes)
 
DUPUID
Staff-Sergeant
Pilot
The Douglas DB7 No20 was hit by the Flak on May 29, 1940, and must land in the field: Staff-Sergeant DUPUID is wounded.
   
EVRARD Joseph - Fernand
Adjutant
   
Born in Somain (59 - Nord) on 21 October 1908
Died at Reims (51 - Marne) on 2 May 1998
 
FRICEAU Gilles - Clément
Chief-Warrant-Officer
Pilot
Gilles FRICEAU was killed in Algeria on 3 June 1942.
Born on 28 November 1909 in Lorient (56 - Morbihan)
Killed on 3 June 1942 at the Maillot military hospital in Algiers
 
GILLET Jacques - Pierre
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
The Douglas DB7 No41 is shot down by Fighters on June 10, 1940: the crew is killed.
Born on 6 January 1913 at Calais (62 - Pas de Calais)
Killed on 20 May 1940 at Raisnes (59 - Nord)
 
HAGER Louis
Chief Warrant Officer
Observer
   
HENRY Franck
Lieutenant
Observer
On May 31, 1940, the Douglas DB7 No46 was shot down by Fighters. Lieutenant HENRY is killed.
Born in Bordeaux (33 - Gironde) on 31 December 1914
Killed on 31 May 1940 at Etinehem-Méricourt (80 - Somme)
 
LE-GOFF Georges - Gustave
Sergeant
Pilot
The Douglas DB7 No 33 is shot down by the flak on June 7, 1940: the crew is killed.
Born in Lorient (56 - Morbihan) on 30 July 1918
Killed on 7 June 1940 at Saint-Mard (80 - Somme)
 
LEMOINE Robert - Marie
Chief Warrant Officer
Radio-Machine-Gunner
 
Born on 31 July 1905 in Traves (70 - Haute-Saône)
Died at Champenoux (54 - Meurthe et Moselle) on 9 April 1988
 
MAIGROT Marcel - Gabriel
Lieutenant
Pilot and Staff 2nd Sqn.
Born on 29 May 1905 in Joinville (52 - Haute- Marne)
Died at Saint-Dizier (52 - Haute-Marne) on 31 December 1993
 
PALMADE Fran´┐Żois - Joseph
Sub-Lieutenant
Pilot
On May 31, 1940, the Douglas DB7 No46 was shot down by Fighters. Sub-Lieutenant PALMADE is killed.
Born on 14 March 1908 at Bages (66 - Pyrénées-Orientales)
Killed on 31 May 1940 at Etinehem-Méricourt (80 - Somme)
 
QUANAUX Robert
Staff-Sergeant
Radio-Machine-Gunner
 
RAVENEAU Victor - Henry
Chief Warrant Officer
Pilot
The Douglas DB7 No31 was shot down by BF110 on June 5, 1940. The crew was killed.
Born on 14 May 1905 at Clefs (49 - Maine et Loire)
Killed on 5 June 1940 at Houppeville (76 - Seine-Maritime)
 
SCHOENHER Henri - Emile
Adjutant
Pilot
On May 31, 1940, the Douglas DB7 No32 was shot down by Fighters. The crew is killed
Born on 26 August 1908 (54 - Meurthe et Moselle)
Killed on 31 May 1940 at Quesnel-Aubry (60 - Oise)
 
THYL
Staff-Sergeant
Machine Gunner
On May 31, 1940, the Douglas DB7 No46 was shot down by Fighters. Staff Sergeant THYL parachutes but is taken prisoner
   
TOUAILLES Marc
Staff-Sergeant
Radio - Machine-Gunner
Staff Sergeant TOUAILLES was killed in Algeria on 9 March 1945.
Born on 10 July 1913 at Vire (46 - Lot)
Killed on 9 March 1945 in Algiers
 

 

 

Stories of crews

Crews of Group
Names of crew members
Rank
Function
Sqn.
Informations
Crew
DUPUID
Staff-Sergeant
Pilot
Douglas DB7 No 20 : Touched by the Flak on May 29, 1940, he lands in the field: Staff-Sergeant DUPUID is wounded.
Observer
Machine Gunner
Crew
SCHOENHER Henri
Adjutant
Pilot
Douglas DB7 No 32 : Shot down by Fighters on May 31, 1940. The crew is killed
CONSTANT Henri
Lieutenant
Observer
CHAROY Marie
Adjutant
Machine Gunner
Crew
PALMADE François
Sub-Lieutenant
Pilot
Douglas DB7 No 46 : Shot down by Fighters on May 31, 1940. Lieutenant HENRY and Sub-Lieutenant PALMADE are killed. Staff Sergeant THYL parachutes but is taken prisoner
HENRY Franck
Lieutenant
Observer
THYL
Staff-Sergeant
Machine Gunner
Crew
RAVENEAU victor
Chief Warrant Officer
Pilot
Douglas DB7 No 31 : Shot down by BF110 on June 5, 1940. The crew is killed.
DELPERIE Jean
Lieutenant
Observer
BEGUIER Marcel
Sergeant
Machine Gunner
Crew
LE-GOFF Georges
Sergeant
Pilot
Douglas DB7 No 33 : Shot by the flak on June 7, 1940: the crew is killed.
BELIN André
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
DECAMPS Guy
Staff-Sergeant
Machine Gunner
Crew
DUPONT Pierre
Captain
Pilot
Douglas DB7 No 41 : Shot down by Fighters on June 10, 1940: the crew is killed.
GILLET Jacques
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
ARNULPHY Albert
Chief Warrant Officer
Machine Gunner

 


Airfield

Airfields
Period of use of airfields
Names
County
Setif
Algeria
August 27, 1939
Kalaa-Djerda
Tunisia
September 9, 1939
Blida
Algeria
September 21, 1939
Biskra
Algeria
October 29, 1939
Médiouna
Morocco
April 3, 1940
Alger Maison-Blanche
Algeria
May 20, 1940
Marseille Marignane
13 - Bouches du Rhône
May 21, 1940
Cazaux
33 - Gironde
May 22, 1940
Evreux-Damville
27 - Eure
May 24, 1940
Pithiviers-Bléville
45 - Loiret
June 3, 1940
Lissay-Lochy
18 - Cher
June 11, 1940
Agen La Garenne
47 - Lot et Garoone
June 15, 1940
Lézignan
11 - Aude
June 15, 1940
Blida
Algeria
June 17, 1940
Souk El-Arba
Morocco
June 21, 1940

Click on the map to enlarge :

Itinerary of the GB I/19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Aircrafts

The GB I/19 was equipped since its creation, following aircrafts :

The used aircrafts are described in the accessible file by the link below. You will find N ´┐Ż of series, Registration, date of affectation to the group, and fate of the plane there.

In this list are identified :

  • 17 Douglas DB7

 


Casualties

Crewmen killed
14
Lieutenant CONSTANT (Combat)
May 31, 1940
Adjutant SCHOENHER (Combat)
May 31, 1940
Adjutant CHAROY (Combat)
May 31, 1940
Lieutenant HENRY (combat)
May 31, 1940
Sub-Lieutenant PALMADE (Combat)
May 31, 1940
Lieutenant DELPERIE (Combat)
June 5, 1940
Chief Warrant Officer RAVENEAU (Combat)
June 5, 1940
Sergeant BEGUIER (Combat)
June 5, 1940
Sub-Lieutenant BELIN (Combat)
June 7, 1940
Sergeant LE-GOFF (Combat)
June 7, 1940
Staff-Sergeant DESCAMPS (Combat)
June 7, 1940
Sub-Lieutenant GILLET (Combat)
June 10, 1940
Captain DUPONT (Combat)
June 10, 1940
Chief Warrant Officer ARNULPHY (Combat)
June 10, 1940
Crewmen injured
2
Staff-Sergeant DUPUID (Combat)
May 29, 1940
Staff-Sergeant ANGE (Combat)
June 13, 1940
Prisoner Crewmen
1
Staff-Sergeant THYL
May 31, 1940

 


Sources

- Mr Pierre-Fran´┐Żois BOUGEY, Cousin of Second Lieutenant André BELIN
- The citations or decorations listed are extracted from the Official Journals archived in « Source gallica.bnf.fr / Bibliothèque nationale de France »
- The dates and places of birth of the Group's personnel are taken mainly from the site : "Mémoires des Hommes"
- Book : "Ils étaient là" by Jacqueline and Paul MARTIN - Editions Aéro-Editions
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