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Bomber Group GB II/32

3rd Squadron
4th Squadron


Historical

Originally GB II / 32 is an Observation Group: GO II / 32. He becomes GB II / 32 on January 1, 1938.

On May 10, 1940, GB II / 32 is stationed in North Africa, attached to Bombardment Group No. 3.

The transformation of GB II / 32 on Douglas DB-7 was delayed, and this prevented the Group from joining the metropolis before the Armistice.


Staff

Commanders of the group GB II/32
Commander CORMIER      
Commander ESPARRE      
Commander of the 3rd Squadron
Captain GROSS
 
Commander of the 4th Squadron
Captain DE-PONTALBA
 

 


Personnel

Pilots and crew of the Group
Names of crew members
Rank
Function
Sqn.
Informations
Etat Civil
Photos
Citations & Décorations
CORMIER Commander Cder of Group      
DE-PONTALBA Captain Cder 4th Sqn..      
ESPARRE Commander Cder of Group      
GROSS Captain Cder 3rd Sqn..      

 

 

Stories of crews

Crews of Group
Names of crew members
Rank
Function
Sqn.
Informations
         
     
     
     
     

 


Airfield

Airfields
Period of use of airfields
Names
County
Chissey
39 - Jura
September 1, 1939
Dôle-Tavaux
39 - Jura
November 15, 1939
Orange Violès
84 - Vaucluse
December 15, 1939
Marignane
13 - Bouches du Rhône
May 8, 1940
Oran La Sénia
Algeria
May 11, 1940
Médiouna
Marocco
May 14, 1940
Alger Maison-Blanche
Algeria
June 15, 1940
Aîn-Beda
Algeria
June 16, 1940
Alger Maison-Blanche
Algeria
June 18, 1940
Médiouna
Marocco
June 19, 1940

Click on the map to enlarge :

Itinerary of the GB II/32

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Aircrafts

The GB II/32 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 :

  • 3 Potez 390
  • 4 Bloch MB200
  • 5 Douglas DB7

 


Casualties

The GB II/32 had no losses to deplore during the Campaign of France

 

 


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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