Fighter Group GC II/3

3rd Squadron (Ex SPA 37)
4th Squadron (Ex SPA 81)


Historical

The GC II / 3 was created in October 1933. It is equipped with MORANE MS406 in May 1939. It is first stationed on the ground of Fayence to cover the region of the Alps where it will make only few meetings. before joining the East of France. On April 28, as the GC I / 3, he is sent to the south to be transformed on D520.

During this period, he is attached to the ZOAA (Alpine Air Operations Zone).

The GC II / 3 will finish the Campaign of France with a record of 31 sure wins including 4 on MS406, and 15 probable including 1 on MS406. This record was obtained at the price of 4 killed, 11 wounded and 1 prisoner.


Staff

Commanders of the group GC II/3
Commander MORLAT Jules
September 1, 1939
May 4, 1941
 
Commanders of the 3rd Squadron
Captain NAUDY
September 1, 1939
May 30, 1940
 
Captain BISSOUDRE Maurice
May 31, 1940
August 29, 1940
Commanders of the 4th Squadron
Captain CLAUSSE Raymond
September 1, 1939
May 4, 1941
 

 


Pilots

Pilots of Group
Names of pilots
Rank
Squadron
Victories
Informations
Photo
Indiv. Card
Sure
Prob.
BIARD Henri
Sergeant
1
 
BISSOUDRE Maurice
Captain
4
2
 
BOUTON
Chief Warrant Officer
1
accidented in aerial combat May 21, 1940
   
BOYER
Sergeant
accidented in Air Combat May 31, 1940.
   
CLAUSSE Raymond
Captain
Staff 4th Sqn.
5
4
   
CODET Marcel
Sub-Lieutenant
5
3
   
CUKR Vaclav
Master-Corporel
6
Czech Pilot. Seriously accidented in aerial combat on June 8, 1940.
   
DE-SOLMINIHAC
Sub-Lieutenant
accidented in Air Combat on June 13, 1940.
   
DESSAULT
Chief Warrant Officer
1
   
D'HARCOURT Robert
Sub-Lieutenant
4th Sqn.
May 21, 1940, attacking by mistake a Potez 631 of the ECN 4/13 he is killed by the rear gunner ..
   
DUSSAULT
Captain
1
Arrested on May 22, 1940
 
FICHEPAIN
Sub-Lieutenant
accidented by the Flak May 25, 1940
   
FRAISSINET
Lieutenant
   
GLEICH Jaroslav
Lieutenant
2
Czech Pilot. Killed by accident on landing on June 13, 1940.
   
KILLY Robert
Sergeant
3
3
   
KORBER Karel
Master-Corporel
3rd Sqn.
2
Czech Pilot. accidented in aerial combat on March 3, 1940
   
LETE
Sub-Lieutenant
1
   
LOI Martin
Sergeant
4
1
   
MIKULASEK Antonin
Sub-Lieutenant
1
Czech Pilot. Killed in air combat on May 25, 1940.
   
MORLAT Jules
Commander
Staff Group
6
   
NAUDY
Captain
4
4
accidented in Air Combat May 31, 1940.
   
PAVLU Otto
Master-Corporel
Czech Pilot.
   
PEROUTKA Stanislav
Master-Corporel
2
Czech Pilot.
   
PHENIX Jean
Chief Warrant Officer
Killed following an Air Combat on May 31, 1940.
   
POINCENOT Pierre
Adjutant
2
1
   
PRAYER Gilbert
Sub-Lieutenant
1
accidented in Air Combat May 31, 1940.
   
TITARD
Adjutant
1
   
TOURNE Robert
Staff-Sergeant
4
   
TROYES Aimé
Sub-Lieutenant
4
2
accidented by the Flak May 25, 1940
   
VIAU
Staff-Sergeant
Accidentally accidented on March 24, 1940
   
VIE
Staff-Sergeant
1
   

 


Airfields

Airfields
Period of use of airfields
Names
County
Fayence
83 - Var
August 28, 1939
Cannes-Mandelieu
06 - Alpes-Maritimes
September 11, 1939
Chambaran-Marcilloles
38 - Isère
October 8, 1939
Dijon-Longvic
21 - Côte d'Or
October 17, 1939
Connantre
51 - Marne
January 19, 1940
Metz-Frescaty
57 - Moselle
April 1, 1940
Maubeuge-Elesmes
59 - Nord
April 11, 1940
Vittel-Auzainvilliers
88 - Vosges
April 30, 1940
Le Luc
83 - Var
May 9, 1940
Betz Bouillancy
60 - Oise
May 19, 1940
Meaux Esbly
77 - Seine et Marne
May 19, 1940
Betz Bouillancy
60 - Oise
May 21, 1940
La Ferté-Gaucher
77 - Seine et Marne
June 1, 1940
Auxerre
89 - Yonne
June 11, 1940
Avord Sainte-Solange
18 - Cher
June 13, 1940
Perpignan-La-Salanque
66 - Pyrénées Orientales
June 16, 1940
Alger Maison-blanche
Algeria
June 20, 1940
Relizane
Algeria
June 24, 1940

Click on the map to enlarge :

Itinerary of the GC II/3

 


Aircrafts

The GC II/3 was equipped since its creation on October 1933, 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 :

    - 1 Dewoitine D501
    - 27 Morane-Saulnier MS406
    - 56 Dewoitine D520

     


Records

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

Confirmed Victories
36.5
MS406
D520
Messerschmitt BF110
1
2
Messerschmitt BF109
2
3
Henschel Hs 126
2
Junker Ju 87
12
Dornier Do 215 & 17
2
8
Heinkel He111
1
3.5
Likely Victories
16
MS406
D520
Messerschmitt BF110
1
Messerschmitt BF109
1
Junker Ju 87
3
Henschel Hs 126
1
Heinkel He111
4
Dornier Do 215 & 17
6

 


Casualties

Killed Pilots
4
Sub-Lieutenant D'HARCOURT (Combat)
May 21, 1940
Sub-Lieutenant MIKULASEK (Combat)
May 25, 1940
Chief Warrant Officer PHENIX (Combat)
May 31, 1940
Lieutenant GLEICH (Accident)
June 13, 1940
Wounded Pilots
10
Master-Corporal KORBER (Combat)
March 3, 1940
Staff-Sergeant VIAU (Accident)
March 24, 1940
Chief Warrant Officer BOUTON (Combat)
May 21, 1940
Sub-Lieutenant TROYES (Combat)
May 25, 1940
Sub-Lieutenant FICHEPAIN (Combat)
May 25, 1940
Captain NAUDY (Combat)
May 31, 1940
Staff-Sergeant BOYER (Combat)
May 31, 1940
Captain BISSOUDRE (combat)
June 6, 1940
Master-Corporal CUKR (Combat)
June 8, 1940
Sub-Lieutenant DE-SOLMINIHAC (Combat)
June 13, 1940
Prisoners Pilots
1
Captain DUSSAULT
May 22, 1940

 

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