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Bomber Group GB I/38

1st Squadron
2nd Squadron


Historical

On the date of the outbreak of the German attack of May 10, 1940, GB I / 38 is attached to Group No. 10 of the "Reserved Air Forces" of the ZOAE (East Air Operations Area).


Staff

Commanders of the group GB I/38
Commander GOUGNON  
Captain FAURE
 
Commander of the 1st Squadron
Captain BROHON Raymond
 
Commander of the 2nd Squadron
Captain LAGRAVIERE  

 


Pilots

Pilots and crew of the Group
Names of crew members
Rank
Function
Sqn.
Informations
Civil-statut
Photos
Citations
ANGLADE Jean
Chief-Warrant-Officer
Machine-Gunner
     
BAURET
Lieutenant
Crew Chief
     
BOYER
             
BROHON Raymond
Captain
Cder 1st Sqn.
Born in Blendecques, Pas de Calais. He left Saint-Cyr in 1932.
   
BROUARD Jean
Lieutenant
Crew Chief
         
CLAVAUD
Staff-Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
On April 1, 1940, an Amiot 143 is touched by the Flak and must land in Luxembourg. The crew fire the plane before being interned. Staff Sergeant CLAVAUD is unharmed.
     
CONQUERIAUX
           
DESCHAMPS              
DEVAUX Léon
Chief-Warrant-Officer
Machine-Gunner
     
FAURE
Captain
Cder of Group et Crew Chief
On April 1, 1940, an Amiot 143 is touched by the Flak and must land in Luxembourg. The crew fire the plane before being interned. Captain FAURE is slightly injured.
     
FONTAINE              
FUSTER Serge
Sub-Lieutenant
Crew Chief
1st Sqn.
Born in Algers. Nicknamed "Casamayor."
     
GOUGNON
Commander
Cder of Group
     
HERBIERT
Adjutant
Pilot
On April 1, 1940, an Amiot 143 is touched by the Flak and must land in Luxembourg. The crew fire the plane before being interned. Adjutant HERBIER is slightly injured.
   
JACQUET Marc
Lieutenant
1st Sqn.
       
JEANNE
Sub-lieutenant
Crew Chief
         
KASTLER
Lieutenant
Observer
On April 1, 1940, an Amiot 143 is touched by the Flak and must land in Luxembourg. The crew fire the plane before being interned. Lieutenant KASTLER is unhurt.
     
KIRSCH
Sergeant
Radio
On April 1, 1940, an Amiot 143 is touched by the Flak and must land in Luxembourg. The crew fire the plane before being interned. Sergeant KIRSCH is unharmed.
     
LAGRAVIERE
Captain
Cder 2nd Sqn.
     
PILATE Jean
Chief-Warrant-Officer
Pilot
     
RABOUIN Roger
Lieutenant
Crew Chief
         
SAUVANET Léon
Lieutenant
Chief on board
     
THOMERET André
Chief-Warrant-Officer
Pilot
     
VALLET              

 

 

Stories of crews

Crews of Group
Names of crew members
Rank
Function
Sqn.
Informations
Crew
HERBIER
Adjutant
Pilot
Amiot 143 n° ? : Hit by the Flak on April 1, 1940, the aircraft must land in Luxembourg. The crew fire the plane before being interned. Captain FAURE and Adjutant HERBIER are slightly injured
FAURE
Captain
Crew Chief
KASTLER
Lieutenant
Observer
KIRSCH
Sergeant
Radio
CLAVAUD
Staff-Sergeant
Machine Gunner

 


Airfield

Airfields
Period of use of airfields
Names
County
Troyes-Barberey
10 - Aube
October 15, 1939
Nuits-Saint-Georges
21 - Côte D'Or
June 13, 1940
Feurs
42 - Loire
June 15, 1940
Avignon Pujaut
84 - Vaucluse
June 16, 1940
Perpignan
66 - Pyrénées-Orientales
June 18, 1940
Avignon Châteaublanc
84 - Vaucluse
June 19, 1940
Arles Mas-De-Rus
13 - Bouches du Rhône
June 21, 1940

Click on the map to enlarge :

Itinerary of the GB I/38

 


Aircrafts

The GB I/38 was equipped since its creation, following aircrafts :

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

In this list are identified :

  • 10 Amiot 143

 


Casualties

Crewmen injured
2
Captain FAURE (Combat)
April 1, 1940
Adjutant HERBIER (Combat)
April 1, 1940
Crewmen prisoner
5
Captain FAURE (Luxembourg)
April 1, 1940
Adjutant HERBIER (Luxembourg)
April 1, 1940
Lieutenant KASTLER (Luxembourg)
April 1, 1940
Staff-Sergeant CLAVAUD (Luxembourg)
April 1, 1940
Sergeant KIRSCH (Luxembourg)
April 1, 1940

 


Sources

- 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 Mr Jacqueline and Paul MARTIN - Editions Aéro-Editions
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