Fighter Group GC II/1

3rd Squadron (Ex SPA 94)
4th Squadron (Ex SPA 62)


Historical

The Fighting Group II / 1, constituted on July 1st, 1932, brought together the squadrons SPA 94 (death that mows) and the SPA 62 (the cock of fight).

On the date of the outbreak of the German attack of May 10, 1940, the GC II / 1 belongs to the Fighting Group No. 21 of the ZOAN (North Air Operations Area)

At the armistice, the Group is on the ground of Valensole near Digne. He won, in August 1940, the ground of Luc, on which it will remain until its dissolution on November 27, 1942. The pilots had to convoy their 25 Dewoitine D520 in service to Montélimar to deliver them to the Italians. The pilots are demobilized two days later


Staff

Commanders of the group GC II/1
Commander ROBILLON
August 1941
 
Commander BENSON
August 1941
 
Captain DE-MAC-MAHON Maurcie : cdt adjoint
 
Commanders of the 3rd Squadron
Captain VENIEL Victor
August 2, 1940
 
Lieutenant BRUN Aimé
August 3, 1940
November 1, 1940
 
Lieutenant DE VILLARS
November 1, 1940
December 10, 1940
 
Captain NAUDY
December 11, 1940
April 30, 1941
 
Captain NODET
May 1, 1941
March 30, 1942
 
Lieutenant FABRE
March 31, 1942
 
Commanders of the 4th Squadron
Captain COIRAL
May 14, 1940
Lieutenant RIDRAY Jean
May 15, 1940
Lieutenant MATRAS
August 1941
Lieutenant DUBREUIL
August 1941
July 1, 1942
 
Captain DE-LA-TAILLE
July 1, 1942
 

 


Pilots

Pilots of Group
Names of pilots
Rank
Squadron
Victories
Informations
Photo
Indiv. Card
Sure
Prob.
ARGEYROLLES Joseph
Adjutant
3rd Sqn.
Killed in aerial combat May 17, 1940
   
AUTIER Raymond
Chief Warrant Officer
3rd Sqn.
Killed in aerial combat May 15, 1940
BECQUET Emile
Adjutant
4th Sqn.
5
Killed on a transfer on July 12, 1940
BELLAND Victor
Sub-Lieutenant
4th Sqn.
3
 
BENSON
Commander
Staff Group
   
BRISOU René
Sergeant
4th Sqn.
3
accidented in Air Combat May 14, 1940
   
BRUN Aimé
Lieutenant
Staff 3rd Sqn.
accidented in aerial combat on June 11, 1940
   
BRZESKI Stanislaw
Master-Corporal
3rd Sqn.
Polish pilot assigned to GC II/1 on May 19, 1940
CAEL
Captain
   
CHENELOT Philippe
Sergeant
4th Sqn.
1
Killed in aerial combat on June 6, 1940.
COIRAL Albert
Captain
Staff 4th Sqn.
1
Killed in aerial combat on May 14, 1940.
CROQ Jean
Adjutant
3rd Sqn.
2
   
DE-LA-TAILLE
Captain
Staff 4th Sqn.
   
DE-MAC-MAHON Maurice
Captain
Staff Group
   
DE-VILLARS
Lieutenant
Staff 3rd Sqn.
   
DUBREUIL
Lieutenant
Staff 4th Sqn.
   
DUVAL
Captain
4th Sqn.
Moved February 04, 1940 to GC III / 3
   
DUVERDIER
Sergeant
3rd Sqn.
   
ESCOFFIER Pierre
Lieutenant
3rd Sqn.
1
Reserve officer who joined the Group on August 23, 1939
   
FABRE
Lieutenant
Staff 3rd Sqn.
   
FARRIOL
Staff-Sergeant
3rd Sqn.
   
FONTAINE Jean
Lieutenant
3rd Sqn.
3
Reserve officer who joined the Group on August 23, 1939
   
GAUDON Maurice
Staff-Sergeant
3rd Sqn.
Killed in aerial combat on June 6, 1940.
   
GUITARD Pierre
Sergeant
3rd Sqn.
Seriously accidented in aerial combat June 3, 1940
   
GUIZARD Gaston
Captain
3rd Sqn.
Transferred January 27, 1940 to GC III/10
   
HUTTER Maurice
Sub-Lieutenant
3rd Sqn.
1
Wounded in Air Combat May 19, 1940
   
JABUKOWSKI Jan
Sub-Lieutenant
4th Sqn.
Polish pilot assigned to GC II/1 on May 19, 1940
   
JALLIER
Sub-Lieutenant
3rd Sqn.
Moved December 13, 1939 to GC I / 9
   
JANIN
Staff-Sergeant
4th Sqn.
Transferred December 17, 1939 at CAUDRON
   
JASTRZEBSKI Francizek
Captain
4th Sqn.
Polish pilot assigned to GC II/1 on May 19, 1940
   
KRIEGER Tadeusz
Master-Corporal
4th Sqn.
Polish pilot assigned to GC II/1 on May 19, 1940
   
LARGEAU André
Sergeant
3rd Sqn.
1
   
MATRAS Pierre
Lieutenant
Staff 4th Sqn.
1
accidented in Air Combat May 14, 1940
MAURIN Philippe
Lieutenant
Staff 4th Sqn.
1
1
accidented in Air Combat May 14, 1940
   
MONTFORT Amaury
Sergeant
4th Sqn.
4
   
MUNIER René
Staff-Sergeant
3rd Sqn.
Killed in aerial combat May 15, 1940
NAUDY
Captain
Staff 3rd Sqn.
   
NODET
Captain
Staff 3rd Sqn.
   
PATOOR Pierre
Sergeant
4th Sqn.
2
   
RICHARDIN Ernest
Chief Warrant Officer
4th Sqn.
4
1
   
RIDRAY Jean
Lieutenant
Staff 4th Sqn.
1
Reserve officer who joined the group August 23, 1939
ROBERT Jean
Sergeant
4th Sqn.
3
   
ROBILLON
Commander
Staff Group
   
ROQUERBE
Sergeant
4th Sqn.
2
   
TRINCANO
Sergeant
3rd Sqn.
Reserve officer who joined the group August 23, 1939 and will be transferred to GC I / 2 on September 18, 1939
   
TRZEBINSKI Marian
Lieutenant
4th Sqn.
1
1
Polish pilot assigned to GC II/1 on May 19, 1940
   
TURZANSKI Boleslaw
Master-Corporal
3rd Sqn.
Polish pilot assigned to GC II/1 on May 19, 1940
   
VENIEL Victor
Captain
Staff 3rd Sqn.
1
   

 


Airfields

Airfields
Period of use of airfields
Names
County
BUC
78 - Yvelines
August 27, 1939
BRETIGNY-SUR-ORGE
91 - Essone
June 2, 1940
LA PERTHE
51 - Marne
June 10, 1940
TROYES-LA-CAROLINE
10 - Aube
June 12, 1940
MONTBARD-TOUILLON
21 - Côte d'Or
June 13, 1940
CLERMONT-AULNAT
63 - Puy de Dôme
June 15, 1940
VALENSOLE
4 - Alpes de Haute Provence
June 17, 1940
LE LUC
83 - Var
01 August 1940
MONTELIMAR
26 - Drôme
November 26, 1942
DISSOLUTION
November 27, 1942

Click on the map to enlarge :

Itinerary of the GC II/1

 


Aircrafts

The GC II/1 was equipped since its creation in July 1932, 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 :

    - 2 Dewoitine D500
    - 17 Dewoitine D510
    - 1 Potez 630
    - 6 Bloch MB151
    - 79 Bloch MB152
    - 28 Dewoitine D520

     


Records

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

Confirmed Victories
23.33
Messerschmitt BF110
4
Messerschmitt BF109
7
Henschel Hs 126
3
Dornier Do 215
2.5
Dornier Do 17
0.33
Junker JU 87
3
Heinkel He111
3.5
Likely Victories
4
Messerschmitt BF110
1
Heinkel 111
2
Dornier Do 17
1

 


Casualties

To the 6 casualties below, we must add Sergeant Robert, killed June 15, 1940 in a bombing. His car was hit hard by a bomb

Killed Pilots
6
Captain COIRAL (Combat)
May 14, 1940
Chief Warrant Officer AUTIER (Combat)
May 15, 1940
Adjutant MUNIER (Combat)
May 15, 1940
Adjutant ARGEYROLLES (Combat)
May 17, 1940
Sergeant CHENELOT (Combat)
June 6, 1940
Staff-Sergeant GAUDON (Combat)
June 6, 1940
Wounded Pilots
7
Sergeant BRISOU (Combat)
May 14, 1940
Lieutenant MATRAS (Combat)
May 14, 1940
Sub-Lieutenant MAURIN (Combat)
May 14, 1940
Sub-Lieutenant HUTTER
May 19, 1940
Sergeant GUITARD (combat)
June 3, 1940
Captain VENIEL
June 3, 1940
Lieutenant BRUN (Combat)
June 11, 1940

 

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