Fighter Group GC I/9

1st Squadron
2nd Squadron


Historical

Fighting Group I / 9 was created on November 1, 1939 on Oran Air Base 141 along with 9 Wing Fighter. Equipped with MS 406 and placed under the command of the Cptn Rousseau-Dumarcet, I / 9 will have the essential mission to perfect the training of staff from the metropolis. However, the I / 9 will not have the opportunity to leave North Africa if not to make a course stay on the BA 108 Marignane during which it participates in air operations of the Alps.
Back in North Africa, the group is based on the BA 157 of Tunis where it takes part in air cover operations of sensitive points of Tunisia. It is also during one of these missions that the I / 9 will claim an air victory won by Lieutenant VEZELY on June 17 on an Italian bomber SM 79 Savoi-Marchetti. On July 31, the group moved on the BA 156 Bizerte to be dissolved on August 22, 1940.


Staff

Commanders of the group GC I/9
Captain ROUSSEAU-DUMARCET
November 15, 1939
May 19, 1940
Commander LEGRIX-DE-LA-SALLE
May 20, 1940
June 16, 1940
Captain ROUSSEAU-DUMARCET
June 17, 1940
August 22, 1940
Commanders of the 1st Squadron
Captain HOARAU-DE-LA-SOURCE
November 15, 1939
Captain RICHARD
August 22, 1940
Commanders of the 2nd Squadron
Captain BORDIER
December 23, 1939
August 22, 1940

 


Pilots

Pilots of Group
Names of pilots
Rank
Squadron
Victories
Informations
Sure
Prob.
BORDIER
Captain
Staff 2nd Sqn.
BREJEAN
Sergeant
CHARREIRE
Lieutenant
DE-GRANDPRES
Sergeant
DURANTHON
Sub-Lieutenant
Joined the group on April 8 from GC II / 2.
FIALA Oldrich
Sergeant
Czech Pilot.
FOIT Emil
Sub-Lieutenant
1st Sqn.
Czech Pilot.
HOARAU-DE-LA-SOURCE
Captain
Staff 1st Sqn.
JALLIER
Sub-Lieutenant
KASLIK Viktor
Sub-Lieutenant
Czech Pilot.
LEGRIX-DE-LA-SALLE
Commander
Staff Group
LEPAGE
Sergeant
MACIA
Staff-Sergeant
MICHAUD
Sergeant
MIQUET
Sergeant
NOVAK Jaroslav
Staff-Sergeant
Czech Pilot.
RICHARD
Captain
Staff 1st Sqn.
RONCIN
Staff-Sergeant
ROUSSEAU-DUMARCET
Captain
Staff Group
VEZELY Vlastimil
Lieutenant
1
Czech Pilot.

 


Airfield

Names of airfields
Period of use of airfields
Oran-La-Sénia
November 1st, 1939
Marignane
April and May 1940
Tunis El Aouina
June 1, 1940
Bizerte Sidi Ahmed
July 31 to August 22, 1940 (dissolution)

 


Aircrafts

The GC I/9 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 :

    - 59 Morane-Saulnier MS406

     


Records

Confirmed Victories
1
Savioia Marchetti SM79
Juny 17, 1940

 


Casualties

GC I / 9 had no losses to lament during the Campaign of France

 

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