Night fighter squadron ECN IV/13

Historical

The ECN IV / 13 is formed from the 4th Squadron of GCN II / 13 in January 1940

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 IV/13
Captain POUYADE Pierre

 


Pilots

Pilots and crew of the Group
Names of pilots
Rank
Function
Victories
Informations
Photo
Indiv. Card
Sure
Prob.
ALLONZO
Sergeant
Radio
Wounded aboard the Potez 631 No. 192 shot by the Flak on June 2, 1940.
   
BEAULIEU
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
   
BOQUET
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
   
BOUSSERAT
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
   
CHAMBRIAS
Chief Warrant Officer
Pilot
   
CUILLER
Chief Warrant Officer
Pilot
Wounded May 17, 1940 aboard a Potez 631 shot by the Fighting.
   
DE-GOLBERY Gaston
Lieutenant
Pilot
Injured in Air Combat June 23, 1940
   
DELAGE
Adjutant
Pilot
   
DE-VILLOUTREYS Adrien
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
Killed aboard the Potez 631 No. 114 during an aerobatic session
   
DUCANCELLE Pierre
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
On May 27, 1940, his aircraft, the Potez 631 No. 146, was shot down by the Fighting. Sergeant DUCANCELLE is unharmed.
   
FABRE
Chief Warrant Officer
Pilot
Seriously injured aboard Potez 631 No.114 during an aerobatic session
   
FERGUE
Sergeant
Radio
On May 17, 1940, his aircraft, a Potez 631, was shot down by the Flak. Sergeant FERGUE is unscathed.
   
GUICHARD André
Adjutant
Pilot
Killed aboard Potez 631 No. 146 shot by the Fighting on May 27, 1940.
   
HERITIER Raymond
Chief Warrant Officer
Machine-Gunner
Killed on May 17, 1940 aboard a Potez 631 shot down by the Flak.
   
LANCOUDRANGE
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
   
LEONARDO
Lieutenant
Chef de Bord
Killed aboard the Potez 631 No.114 during an aerobatic session
   
MARTIN René
Adjutant
Pilot
On May 17, 1940, his aircraft, a Potez 631, was shot down by the Flak. Adjutant MARTIN is unharmed.
   
ODIN
Sub-Lieutenant
Radio
On May 27, 1940, his aircraft, the Potez 631 No. 146, was shot down by the Fighting. Sub-Lieutenant ODIN is unscathed.
   
PIGEON François
Adjutant
Machine-Gunner
Seriously injured aboard the Potez 631 No. 192 shot by the Flak on June 2, 1940.
   
POUYADE Pierre
Captain
Pilot
Wounded aboard the Potez 631 No. 192 shot by the Flak on June 2, 1940.
 
TESTU
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
Wounded May 17, 1940 aboard a Potez 631 shot by the Fighting.
   

 


Stories of crews

Crews of Group
Names of pilots
Rank
Function
Informations
Crew
FABRE
Chief Warrant Officer
Pilot
Potez 631 n° 114 : Destroyed by accident while making a figure of aerobatics: Lieutenant LEONARDO and Sergeant DE-VILLOUTREYS are killed. Chief Warrant Officer FABRE seriously injured
LEONARDO
Lieutenant
Chief on board
DE-VILLOUTREYS Adrien
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
Crew
CUILLER
Chief Warrant Officer
Pilot
Potez 631 n° ? : Destroyed by the Flak on May 17, 1940. The crew is wounded
TESTU
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
Crew
MARTIN
Adjutant
Pilot
Potez 631 n° ? : Destroyed by the Flak on May 17, 1940. The Chief Warrant Officer HERITIER is killed.
FERGUE
Sergeant
Radio
HERITIER Raymond
Chief Warrant Officer
Machine-Gunner
Crew
GUICHARD André
Adjutant
Pilot
Potez 631 n° 146 : Killed by the Fighting on May 27, 1940. Adjutant GUICHARD is killed.
ODIN
Sub-Lieutenant
Radio
DUCANCELLE
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
Crew
POUYADE
Captain
Pilot
Potez 631 n° 192 : Shot by the Flak on June 2, 1940. The 3 crewmembers are wounded, the Adjutant Pigeon more seriously
ALLONZO
Sergeant
Radio
PIGEON
Adjutant
Machine-Gunner

 


Airfield

Names of airfields
Period of use of airfields
Reims-Courcy
August 28, 1939
Le Plessis-Belleville
August 29, 1939
Bruyères
January 10, 1940
Betz-Bouillancy
April 13, 1940
Betz-Bouillancy / MelunVillaroche / Meaux Esbly
May 11, 1940
Melun Villaroche
May 21, 1940
Illiers L'Evêque
June 11, 1940
Fontenay Le Comte
June 14, 1940
Aix les Mille
June 18, 1940
Nimes-Garons
June 21, 1940

 


Aircrafts

The ECN IV/13 was equipped since its creation, on January 1940, 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 :

    - 9 Potez 631

Records

1/2 or 1/3 of victories were obtained in association with another Group.

Confirmed Victories
0.5
Heinkel He111
0.5

 


Casualties

Killed Pilots
4
Lieutenant LEONARDO (Accident)
September 8, 1939
Sergeant DE-VILLOUTREYS (Accident)
September 8, 1939
Chief Warrant Officer HERITIER (Combat)
May 17, 1940
Adjutant GUICHARD (Combat)
May 27, 1940
Injured aircrew
8
Chief Warrant Officer FABRE (Accident)
September 8, 1939
Chief Warrant Officer CUILLER (Combat)
May 17, 1940
Sergeant TESTU (Combat)
May 17, 1940
Adjutant DELAGE (Combat)
May 19, 1940
Captain POUYADE (Combat)
June 2, 1940
Adjutant PIGEON (Combat)
June 2, 1940
Sergeant ALLONZO (Combat)
June 2, 1940
Lieutenant DE-GOLBERY (Combat)
June 23, 1940

 

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