Bomber Group GB II/62

3rd Squadron
4th Squadron


Historical

On May 10, 1940, GB II / 62 was stationed in North Africa, attached to Bombardment Group No. 1.


Staff

Commanders of the group GB II/62
Captain CHERON
Captain BATTISTELLI
Commander of the 3rd Squadron
Lieutenant DALMAS Camille
Captain THORET Jean
   
Commander of the 4th Squadron
Captain THORET Jean    
Lieutenant BAVIERE

 


Pilots

Pilots and crew of the Group
Names of crew members
Rank
Function
Sqn.
Informations
ALGUMARD
Adjutant
On June 17, 1940, during the movement of the group to North Africa, the Gleen Martin 167F No.209 was accidentally destroyed on landing on the ground of Oran. The crew is killed.
BARAQUE
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
The Gleen Martin 167F N191 was accidentally destroyed on June 12, 1940 on landing: the crew was wounded.
BARRAUD Marius
Chief Warrant Officer
Observer
On June 12, 1940, the Gleen Martin 167F No.133 is shot down by the Flak. Chief Warrant Officer BARRAUD is killed.
BATTISTELLI
Captain
Cder of Group
BAVIERE
Lieutenant
Cder 4th Sqn.
BEYRAUD
Sergeant
On June 17, 1940, during the movement of the group to North Africa, the Gleen Martin 167F No.197 was accidentally destroyed on landing on the ground of Oran. The crew is injured.
CHAUTARD Gustave
Adjutant
Observer
On June 12, 1940, the Gleen Martin 167F No.60 was shot down by the Flak.The 3 crewmen were wounded.
CHAUVIN
Staff-Sergeant
Pilot
On June 12, 1940, the Gleen Martin 167F No. 60 was shot down by the Flak.The 3 crewmen were wounded.
CHERON
Captain
Cder of Group
CHIBRAC Marcel
Adjutant
Bomber-Navigator
 
CRUAUD Victor
Chief-Warrant-Officer
Bomber-Navigator
 
DALMAS Camille
Lieutenant
Cder 3rd Sqn.
DAVAN Daniel
Sergeant
Pilot
On June 12, 1940, the Gleen Martin 167F No.133 is shot down by the Flak. Sergeant DAVAN, seriously wounded, is taken prisoner.
DELABAUNE
Aspirant
On June 17, 1940, during the movement of the group to North Africa, the Gleen Martin 167F No.197 was accidentally destroyed on landing on the ground of Oran. The crew is injured.
DE-LANGALERIE Bernard
Lieutenant
Pilot
On June 17, 1940, during the movement of the group to North Africa, the Gleen Martin 167F No.209 was accidentally destroyed on landing on the ground of Oran. The crew is killed.
DELAPLANCHE
Master Corporal
On June 17, 1940, during the movement of the group to North Africa, the Gleen Martin 167F No.197 was accidentally destroyed on landing on the ground of Oran. The crew is injured.
DEZELLIS
Staff-Sergeant
Gleen-Martin 167F N120: Shot down by German Fighters on May 31, 1940. Staff-Sergeant DEZELLIS is injured.
DURBET Henri
Captain
Gleen-Martin 167F N97: Destroyed by accident on March 20, 1940. Captain DURBET is killed.
GOURAUD
Captain
On June 17, 1940, during the movement of the group to North Africa, the Gleen Martin 167F No.209 was accidentally destroyed on landing on the ground of Oran. The crew is killed.
GUENOU Fernand
Staff-Sergeant
Machine Gunner
On June 12, 1940, his aircraft, the Gleen Martin 167F N154 was shot down by the flak. Staff Sergeant GUENOU, seriously injured, parachutes, and is taken prisoner
JAUBERT
Sergeant
Machine Gunner
The Gleen Martin 167F N191 was accidentally destroyed on June 12, 1940 on landing: the crew was wounded.
LOUSORI
Staff-Sergeant
Pilot
The Gleen Martin 167F N191 was accidentally destroyed on June 12, 1940 on landing: the crew was wounded.
MARC
Staff-Sergeant
Machine Gunner
Gleen-Martin 167F N128: Damaged by Flak on June 5, 1940. Staff-Sergeant MARC is injured
MASSON Jean
Sergeant
Pilot
On June 12, 1940, his aircraft, the Gleen Martin 167F N154 was shot down by the flak. Sergeant MASSON is killed.
MORON
Sub-Lieutenant
Crew Chief
PANIER Henri
Sergeant
Machine Gunner
On June 12, 1940, the Gleen Martin 167F No.133 is shot down by the Flak. Sergeant CART is killed.
PENNE
Adjutant
Machine-Gunner
 
POMARD
Sergeant
On June 17, 1940, during the movement of the group to North Africa, the Gleen Martin 167F No.209 was accidentally destroyed on landing on the ground of Oran. The crew is killed.
PONS
Sergeant
Machine Gunner
On June 12, 1940, the Gleen Martin 167F No. 60 was shot down by the Flak.The 3 crewmen were wounded.
SEGUIN Edouard
Lieutenant
Observer
On June 12, 1940, his aircraft, the Gleen Martin 167F N154 was shot down by the flak. Lieutenant SEGUIN is killed.
THORET Jean
Captain
Cder 3rd Sqn.
then
Cder 4th Sqn.
WEBER Paul
Sergeant
Radio - Machine-Gunner
 
WITZGALL
Adjutant
Pilot
 

 

 

Stories of crews

Crews of Group
Names of crew members
Rank
Function
Sqn.
Informations
Crew
DURBET Henri
Captain
Gleen-Martin 167F n°97 : destroyed by accident on March 20, 1940. Captain DURBET is killed.
Crew
DEZELLIS
Staff-Sergeant
Gleen-Martin 167F n°120 : Shot down by German Fighters on May 31, 1940. Staff Sergeant DEZELLIS is wounded.
Crew
MARC
Staff-Sergeant
Machine Gunner
Gleen-Martin 167F n°128 : Damaged by Flak on June 5, 1940. Staff-Sergeant MARC is injured
Crew
MASSON Jean
Sergeant
Pilot
Gleen Martin 167F n°154 : Shot down by flak on June 12, 1940. Sergeant MASSON and Lieutenant SEGUIN are killed. Staff-Sergeant GUENOU, seriously wounded, is taken prisoner
SEGUIN Edouard
Lieutenant
Observer
GUENOU
Staff-Sergeant
Machine Gunner
Crew
DAVAN
Sergeant
Pilot
Gleen Martin 167F n°133 : Shot down by Flak on June 1, 1940. Chief Warrant Officer BARRAUD and Sergeant CART are killed. Sergeant DAVAN, seriously wounded, is taken prisoner.
BARRAUD Marius
Chief Warrant Officer
Observer
PANIER Henri
Sergeant
Machine Gunner
Crew
CHAUVIN
Staff-Sergeant
Pilot
Gleen Martin 167F n°60 : Shot down by the Flak on June 12, 1940: the crew is wounded.
CHAUTARD
Adjutant
Observer
PONS
Sergeant
Machine Gunner
Crew
LOUSORI
Staff-Sergeant
Pilot
Gleen Martin 167F n°191 : ccidentally destroyed on June 12, 1940 on landing: the crew is wounded.
BARAQUE
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
JAUBERT
Sergeant
Machine Gunner
Crew
DE-LANGALLERIE
Lieutenant
Gleen Martin 167F n°209 : Accidentally destroyed when landing on the Oran field during the group's movement to North Africa on June 17, 1940: the crew is killed.
GOURAUD
Captain
ALGUMARD
Adjutant
POMARD
Sergeant
Crew
DELABAUNE
Aspirant
Gleen Martin 167F n°197 : Accidentally destroyed when landing on the Oran field during the group's movement to North Africa on June 17, 1940: the crew is wounded.
BEYRAUD
Sergeant
DELAPLANCHE
Master Corporal

 


Airfield

Names of airfields
Period of use of airfields
Meknès
August 28, 1939
Oran-La-Sénia
May 14, 1940
Alger Maison-Blanche
May 17, 1940
Marignane
May 18, 1940
Châteauroux
May 19, 1940
Saint-Martin-La-Campagne
May 21, 1940
Châteauroux La Champenoise
June 10, 1940
Cognac Segonzac
June 14, 1940
Lézignan / Oran
June 17, 1940
Canrobert
June 19, 1940

 


Aircrafts

The GB II/62 was equipped since its creation, following aircrafts :

- Lior & Olivier LeO 206
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 :

  • 14 Gleen-Martin 167F

 


Casualties

Crewmen killed
9
Captain DURBET (Accident)
March 20, 1940
Sergeant MASSON (Combat)
June 12, 1940
Lieutenant SEGUIN (Combat)
June 12, 1940
Chief Warrant Officer BARRAUD (Combat)
June 12, 1940
Sergeant PANIER (Combat)
June 12, 1940
Adjutant ALGUMARD (Accident)
June 17, 1940
Captain GOURAUD (Accident)
June 17, 1940
Lieutenant DE-LANGALLERIE (Accident)
June 17, 1940
Sergeant POMARD (Accident)
June 17, 1940
Crewmen injured
13
Staff-Sergeant DEZELLIS (Combat)
May 31, 1940
Staff-Sergeant MARC (Combat)
June 5, 1940
Staff-Sergeant GUENOU (Combat)
June 12, 1940
Sergeant DAVAN (Combat)
June 12, 1940
Staff-Sergeant CHAUVIN (Combat)
June 12, 1940
Adjutant CHAUTARD (Combat)
June 12, 1940
Sergeant PONS (Combat)
June 12, 1940
Staff-Sergeant LOUSORI (Accident)
June 12, 1940
Sub-Lieutenant BARAQUE (Accident)
June 12, 1940
Sergeant JAUBERT (Accident)
June 12, 1940
Aspirant DELABAUNE (Accident)
June 17, 1940
Sergeant BAYRAUD (Accident)
June 17, 1940
Master Corporal DELAPLANCHE (Accident)
June 17, 1940
Prisoner Crewmen
2
Staff-Sergeant GUENOU
June 12, 1940
Sergeant DAVAN
June 12, 1940

 

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