Night fighter squadron ECN III/13

Historical

On May 10, 1940, the ECN III / 13 is attached to the Night Hunting Group of the ZOAN (North Air Operations Area)


Staff

Commander of the Squadron ECN III/13
Lieutenant ROUYER
May 17, 1940
Captain COMTE
May 18, 1940

 


Pilots

Pilots and crew of the Group
Names of pilots
Rank
Squadron
Victories
Informations
Sure
Prob.
BERTRANDY Alfred
Sergeant-Chef
Machine-Gunner
CHABERT Emile
Chief Warrant Officer
Machine-Gunner
He was killed on May 17, 1940 aboard the Potez 631 No. 178 destroyed by the Flak during the attack of a motorized column.
CHARLATTE Guy
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
   
COLLINOT Jean
Sergeant-Chef
Pilot
On September 21, 1940, his aircraft, the Potez 631 No. 30 was destroyed by accident: the Sergeant-Chief COLLINOT is unscathed.
COMTE
Captain
Commander of the Sqn.
FUES Daniel
Lieutenant
Pilot
LEPAGE Louis
Chief Warrant Officer
Machine-Gunner
On September 21, 1940, his aircraft, Potez 631 No. 30 was destroyed by accident: the Chief Warrant Officer LEPAGE was unharmed.On May 23, 1940, his aircraft, a Potez 631 is shot down by mistake by Bloch 152, probably victim of the resemblance of the Potez with the German ME110. : Chief Warrant Officer LEPAGE is unscathed.
ROUYER Eugène
Lieutenant
Commander of the Sqn.
He was killed on May 17, 1940 aboard the Potez 631 No. 178 destroyed by the Flak during the attack of a motorized column.

 


Stories of crews

Crews of Group
Names of pilots
Rank
Function
Informations
Crew
COLLINOT
Sergeant-Chef
Pilot
Potez 631 n° 30 : Destroyed by accident on September 21, 1939. The crew is unharmed.
LEPAGE
Chief Warrant Officer
Machine-Gunner
Crew
ROUYER Eugène
Lieutenant
Pilot
Potez 631 n° 178 : Destroyed by the Flak May 17, 1940 during a motorized column attack. The crew is killed..
CHABERT Emile
Chief Warrant Officer
Machine-Gunner
Crew
COLLINOT
Sergeant-Chef
Pilot
Potez 631 : May 23, 1940, shot by mistake by Bloch MB152 GC I / 1: the Potez was probably a victim of its resemblance to the German ME110. Chief Sergeant COLLINOT is killed during the attack.
LEPAGE
Chief Warrant Officer
Machine-Gunner

 


Airfield

Names of airfields
Period of use of airfields
Reims-Courcy
August 29, 1939
Le Plessis-Belleville
August 29, 1939
Melun Villaroche
June 1, 1940
Chailly-en-Bière
June 4, 1940
Fontenay le Comte
June 15, 1940
La Rochelle
June 16, 1940
Aix-Les-Milles
June 19, 1940
Nimes-Garons
June 21, 1940

 


Aircrafts

The ECN II/13 was equipped since its creation, following aircrafts :

n the accessible file by the link below. You will find Nb of series, Registration, date of affectation to the group, and fate of the plane there.

In this list are identified :

    - 4 Potez 631

Records

The GCN III / 13 did not obtain victories during the Campaign of France

 


Casualties

Killed Pilots
3
Lieutenant ROUYER (Combat)
May 17, 1940
Chief Warrant Officer CHABERT (Combat)
May 17, 1940
Staff-Sergeant COLLINOT (mistake)
May 22, 1940

 

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