Fighter Group GC I/10

Unknown Emblem

 

Unknown Emblem

 

1st Squadron
2nd Squadron


Historical

GC I / 10 was created in November 1939 following the dissolution of AFN's Marching Wing. GC I / 10, together with GC I / 9 and GC II / 9 created during the same period, constitute the "GPIC" (Provisional Fighting Training Group), which is responsible for training the personnel present in AFN. The insignia of this group are not known precisely.

GC I / 10 staff are made up of reservists and less experienced pilots remaining in AFN. As for the equipment, it consists of aircrafts belonging to the 5th GAC dissolved: 18 D501 and D500 and 22 Morane Saulnier MS406.

The life of the Group until the Armistice will be very chaotic. Its Aircraft and its pilots will be regularly transferred to the Fighter Group in Metropolitan France, reducing the group's potential to the lowest level before receiving new aircraft and young pilots.

GC I / 10 will finally be dissolved on August 25, 1940.


Staff

Commanders of the group GC I/10
Captain LEGRIX-DE-LA-SALLE
February 1, 1940
May 24, 1940
Captain TRAVERS
May 24, 1940
August 25, 1940
Commanders of the 1st Squadron
Commanders of the 2nd Squadron

 


Pilots

Pilots of Group
Names of pilots
Rank
Squadron
Victories
Informations
Photo
Indiv. Card
Sure
Prob.
ANCELET
Sergeant
   
BENDL
Master-Corporal
Czech pilot arrives at GC I / 10 on May 27, 1940. He will be transferred to GC I / 6 in June 1940
   
BLETON
Sergeant
   
BOUSQUEYNAUD
Sergeant
Transferred to GC II / 10 on June 11, 1940.
   
CAUSSE Albert
Sergeant
   
COHARD
Sergeant
   
DE-CATHEU
Sub-Lieutenant
   
DE-PINS
Sub-Lieutenant
FATIO
Sergeant
   
GUERIN
Sub-Lieutenant
   
HOOR
Sub-Lieutenant
   
HRUBY Otakar
Sub-Lieutenant
Czech Pilot
   
KIMLICKA Bohuslav
Sergeant
Czech pilot arrives at GC I / 10 on May 27, 1940. He will be transferred to GC I / 6 in June 1940
   
LEGRIX-DE-LA-SALLE
Captain
   
LONGUESSERTE
Staff-Sergeant
   
MILAN
Sergeant
Transferred to GC II / 10 on June 11, 1940.
   
MLEJNECKY Frantisek
Master-Corporal
Czech pilot arrives at GC I / 10 on May 27, 1940. He will be transferred to GC I / 6 in June 1940
   
MOTTE
Sub-Lieutenant
   
MRAZEK Karel
Lieutenant
Czech Pilot
   
PAILLONCY
Sergeant
Transferred to GC II / 9 on June 11, 1940
   
POUPART
Sergeant
   
STANDERA Miroslav
Corporal
Czech pilot arrives at GC I / 10 on May 27, 1940. He will be transferred to GC I / 6 in June 1940
   
STEFAN Jan
Master-Corporal
Czech Pilot
   
TRAVERS
Captain
Assigned to the Group on May 24
   
VOTRUBA Bohumil
Master-Corporal
Czech Pilot
   

 


Airfield

Names of airfields
Period of use of airfields
Oran-La-Sénia
November 1939 to June 10, 1940
Djedeida (Tunisie)
June 10, 1940
Oran

 


Aircrafts

The GC I/10 was equipped since its creation in Novembre 1939, following aircrafts :

The used aircrafts are described in 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 :

    - 42 Morane-saulnier MS406

     


Records

The GC I / 10, absent from the battles in mainland France, will not obtain any victory during the campaign of France


Casualties

GC I / 10 had no casualties to lament during the Campaign of France

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