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Bomber Group GB I/63

1st Squadron
2nd Squadron


Historical

On May 10, 1940, GB I / 63 is attached to Group n°1 of the Southeast Bombing Aviation Training Group of the ZOAA (Alpine Air Operations Area).


Staff

Commanders of the group GB I/63
Commander TESTARD
Commander TRUCHEMENT Jean
Commander of the 1st Squadron
Captain NODET Maurice
Commander of the 2nd Squadron
Captain MADELIN

Captain WATRIN
May 24, 1940
Lieutenant LE-CORRE
May 25, 1940
Captain JOBERT Marcel

 


Pilots

Pilots and crew of the Group
Names of crew members
Rank
Function
Sqn.
Informations
ASTRE Robert
Chief-Warrant-Officer
Chief of Board
 
CARRERA Kléber
Adjutant
Machine Gunner
On May 22, 1940, the Gleen-Martin 167 F n°117, damaged by the Flak, managed to land on French ground. Adjutant CARRERA is killed
CHIEUSSE Raymond
Staff-Sergeant
Machine Gunner
On June 5, 1940, the Gleen-Martin 167 F n°68 is shot down by 7 Me109. Staff Sergeant CHIEUSSE is killed.
EAUCLAIRE Georges
Sergeant
Pilot
On May 24, 1940, during a long-distance transport mission, the Gleen-Martin 167 F n°38 was shot down by the British ... DCA: The crew was killed.
GRISONNI Louis
Staff-Sergeant
Pilot
2nd Sqn.
On May 24, 1940, during a long-distance transport mission, the Gleen-Martin 167 F n°61 was shot down by the English DCA. Staff Sergeant GRISONNI is killed.
HABOURDIN Jupiter
Chief Warrant Officer
Machine Gunner
The Gleen-Martin 167 F N° 71 is damaged by the Flak on June 8, 1940. The Chief Warrant Officer HABOURDIN is killed
JOBERT Marcel
Captain
Cder 2nd Sqn.
LE-CORRE
Lieutenant
Cder 2nd Sqn.
LE-GALL André
Staff-Sergeant
Machine Gunner
2nd Sqn.
On May 24, 1940, during a long-distance transport mission, the Gleen-Martin 167 F n°61 was shot down by the English DCA. Staff-Sergeant LE-GALL unscathed, parachute.
MADELIN
Captain
Cder 2nd Sqn.
MARTIN
Sergeant
Machine Gunner
On June 9, 1940, the Gleen-Martin 167 F n°140 was shot down By German Fighters. Sergeant MARTIN, unharmed parachute and is taken prisoner.
MAURY Fernand
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
On May 24, 1940, during a long-distance transport mission, the Gleen-Martin 167 F n°38 was shot down by the British ... DCA: The crew was killed.
MONTHOIS Georges
Staff-Sergeant
Machine Gunner
On May 24, 1940, during a long-distance transport mission, the Gleen-Martin 167 F n°38 was shot down by the British ... DCA: The crew was killed.
MONY Eugène
Adjutant
Pilot
On June 5, 1940, the Gleen-Martin 167 F n°68 is shot down by 7 Me109. Adjutant MONY, injured is seriously burned.
NODET Maurice
Captain
Pilot and Cder 1st Sqn.
POLLET Georges
Lieutenant
Observer
On June 9, 1940, the Gleen-Martin 167 F n°140 was shot down By German Fighters. Lieutenant POLLET is killed.
REY Marc
Staff-Sergeant
Pilot
On June 9, 1940, the Gleen-Martin 167 F n°140 was shot down By German Fighters. Staff Sergeant REY is killed.
TESTARD
Commander
Cder of Group
TRUCHEMENT Jean
Commander
Cder of Group
VAUX Robert
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
On June 5, 1940, the Gleen-Martin 167 F n°68 is shot down by 7 Me109. Injured Sub-Lieutenant VAUX is severely burned.
WATRIN Jacques
Captain
Observer et Cder 2nd Sqn.
2nd Sqn.
On May 24, 1940, during a long-distance transport mission, the Gleen-Martin 167 F n°61 was shot down by the English DCA. Captain WATRIN is killed.

 

 

Stories of crews

Crews of Group
Names of crew members
Rank
Function
Sqn.
Informations
Crew
CARRERA
Adjutant
Machine Gunner
Gleen-Martin 167 F n°117 : It is damaged by the Flak on May 22, 1940. Adjutant CARRERA is killed
Crew
GRISONNI Louis
Staff-Sergeant
Pilot
Gleen-Martin 167 F n°61 : May 24, 1940, shot down by mistake by the British DCA: Captain WATRIN and Staff-Sergeant GRISONNI are killed. Staff-Sergeant LE-GALL unscathed, parachute.
WATRIN Jacques
Captain
Observer
LE-GALL
Staff-Sergeant
Machine Gunner
Crew
EAUCLERE Georges
Sergeant
Pilot
Gleen-Martin 167 F n°38 : May 24, 1940, shot down by mistake by the British DCA: The crew is killed.
MAURY Fernand
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
MONTHOIS Georges
Staff-Sergeant
Machine Gunner
Crew
MONY
Adjutant
Pilot
Gleen-Martin 167 F n°68 : Shot down By German Fighters on June 5, 1940. Staff-Sergeant CHIEUSSE is killed. Sub-Lieutenant VAUX and Adjutant MONY are seriously burned.
VAUX
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
CHIEUSSE Raymond
Staff-Sergeant
Machine Gunner
Crew
HABOURDIN
Chief Warrant Officer
Machine Gunner
Gleen-Martin 167 F n°71 : It is damaged by the Flak on June 8, 1940. Chief Warrant Officer HABOURDIN is killed
Crew
REY Marc
Staff-Sergeant
Pilot
Gleen-Martin 167 F n°140 :Shot down By German Fighters on June 9, 1940. Lieutenant POLLET and Staff Sergeant REY are killed. Sergeant MARTIN parachutes himself and is taken prisoner.
POLLET Georges
Lieutenant
Observer
MARTIN
Sergeant
Machine Gunner

 


Airfield

Names of airfields
Period of use of airfields
Alger Maison-Blanche
August 26, 1939
Sétif
September 2, 1939
Canrobert
September 6, 1939
Sétif
September 17, 1939
Blida
November 2, 1939
Marrakech
November 16, 1939
Alger Maison-Blanche
April 26, 1940
Marignane
May 1, 1940
Orange Plan-De-Dieu
May 6, 1940
Cormeilles-En-Vexin
May 12, 1940
Evreux-Fauville
May 18, 1940
Saint-André-De-L'Eure
June 1, 1940
Châteauroux Déols
June 10, 1940
Jonzac
June 14, 1940
Lézignan / Oran
June 17, 1940
Nouvion
June 18, 1940
Ain-Beida
June 19, 1940

 


Aircrafts

The GB I/63 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 :

  • 9 Gleen-Martin 167F

 


Casualties

Crewmen killed
10
Adjutant CARRERA (Combat)
May 22, 1940
Captain WATRIN (Méprise)
May 24, 1940
Staff-Sergeant GRISONNI (Méprise)
May 24, 1940
Sub-Lieutenant MAURY (Méprise)
May 24, 1940
Sergeant EAUCLERE (Méprise)
May 24, 1940
Staff-Sergeant MONTHOIS (Méprise)
May 24, 1940
Staff-Sergeant CHIEUSSE (Combat)
June 5, 1940
Chief Warrant Officer HABOURDIN (Combat)
June 8, 1940
Staff-Sergeant REY (Combat)
June 9, 1940
Lieutenant POLLET (Combat)
June 9, 1940
Crewmen injured
2
Sub-Lieutenant VAUX (Combat)
June 5, 1940
Adjutant MONY (Combat)
June 5, 1940
Prisoner Crewmen
1
Sergeant MARTIN
June 9, 1940

 

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