Fighter Group GC II/5

3rd Squadron (Ex Squadron "La Fayette")
4th Squadron (Ex SPA 167)


Historical

After GC I / 5, GC II / 5 is the second Fighter Group to be converted to Curtiss H75 in March 1939

On the date of the outbreak of the German attack of May 10, 1940, the GC II / 5 is attached to the Group No. 22 of the "Air Forces Reserves" of the ZOAE (East Air Operations Area).

The GC II / 5 retreats to AFN from June 18, 1940. It will have carried out the entire campaign of France on Curtiss H75 and at the the Armistice, the Group presents a record of 48 Victoires Sûres and 23 Likely, figures lower than those GC I / 5 for example, also on Curtiss H75, but for the loss of only 2 pilots killed and 7 wounded.


Staff

Commanders of the group GC II/5
Commander HUGUES Marcel
September 1, 1939
August 19, 1940
Captain DESTAILLAC Raymond : Adjoint  
Captain PORTALIS Gérard : Adjoint  
Commanders of the 3rd Squadron
Captain MONRAISSE Hubert
September 1, 1939
October 3, 1940
 
Commanders of the 4th Squadron
Captain REYNE Elie
September 1, 1939
November 4, 1939
 
Lieutenant HUVET Robert
November 5, 1939
November 8, 1942
 

 


Pilots

Pilots of Group
Names of pilots
Rank
Squadron
Victories
Informations
Photo
Indiv. Card
Sure
Prob.
ANGIOLINI Henri
Sergeant
4th Sqn.
3
1
 
AUDRAIN Pierre
Sergeant
3rd Sqn.
3
1
   
BOUDIER Paul
Sub-Lieutenant
4th Sqn.
3
1
Assigned to GC II / 5 on March 14, 1940.
 
BOUHY André
Sergeant
4th Sqn.
4
1
   
BURGER Josef
Sub-Lieutenant
4th Sqn.
Czech pilot assigned to GC II / 5 on May 19, 1940. Wounded in aerial combat on June 5, 1940
 
CHABERA Frantisek
Staff-Sergeant
4th Sqn.
4
2
Czech pilot posted on December 3, 1939.
   
DELANNOY Raymond
Chief Warrant Officer
3rd Sqn.
Accidentally wounded on April 4, 1939, he joined GC II / 5 on February 16, 1940.
   
DE-MONTGOLFIER Paul
Adjutant
4th Sqn.
2
2
He was wounded in aerial combat on May 15th, 1940. He will not join the Group until May 31st.
   
DESTAILLAC Raymond
Captain
Staff Group
2
2
   
DUDA Josef
Captain
4th Sqn.
1
Czech pilot assigned to GC II / 5 on May 19, 1940.
   
DUGOUJON Jean
Adjutant
3rd Sqn.
4
3
   
DUNOD Georges
Lieutenant
Staff Group
1
Assigned to GC II / 5 May 19, 1940.
   
FABRE-GARRUS Yves
Lieutenant
3rd Sqn.
2
1
Assigned to GC II / 5 May 19, 1940.
   
GISCLON Jean
Sergeant
4th Sqn.
2
1
   
GRAS Georges
Adjutant
4th Sqn.
4
1
 
HANZLICEK Otto
Master-Corporal
3rd Sqn.
1
1
Czech pilot posted on December 3, 1939.
   
HEBRARD Marcel
Sub-Lieutenant
3rd Sqn.
5
Assigned to GC II / 5 on March 14, 1940.
   
HEME Lucien
Sergeant
4th Sqn.
3
1
Injured in aerial combat on June 6, 1940
   
HOUZE Pierre
Lieutenant
4th Sqn.
3
2
Killed in Air Combat on June 6, 1940
 
HUGUES Marcel
Commander
Staff Group
 
HUVET Robert
Lieutenant
Staff 4th Sqn.
5
   
JANEBA Josef
Staff-Sergeant
4th Sqn.
1
1
Czech pilot posted on December 3, 1939.
   
JASKE Josef
Lieutenant
4th Sqn.
1
Czech pilot posted on December 3, 1939. Wounded in aerial combat May 16, 1940
   
KLAN Jan
Sub-Lieutenant
3rd Sqn.
5
2
Czech pilot posted on December 3, 1939
   
LACHAUX François
Staff-Sergeant
4th Sqn.
5
   
LEFOL Georges
Officer Candidate
3rd Sqn.
1
1
   
LEGRAND André
Sergeant
3rd Sqn.
7
1
   
LE-STUM Guy
Sub-Lieutenant
4th Sqn.
1
1
Assigned to GC II / 5 on March 14, 1940.
   
MAGNEZ Jean
Sergeant
4th Sqn.
Killed in aerial combat on September 30, 1939
   
MONRAISSE Hubert
Captain
Staff 3rd Sqn.
6
2
   
PECHAUD Robert
Robert
3rd Sqn.
   
PETITJEAN-ROGET Albert
Commander
Staff Group
5
Assigned to GC II / 5 in April 1940.
   
PORTALIS Gérard
Captain
Staff Group
3
2
Injured in aerial combat May 15, 1940
   
QUEQUINER Roger
Sergeant
4th Sqn.
2
Wounded in aerial combat on September 20, 1939. He will join the Group only on December 18, 1939.
   
REYNE Elie
Captain
Staff 4th Sqn.
1
Injured by accident ... car on November 5, 1939, he will be assigned after his recovery to the General Staff of the inspection of the hunt.
   
ROUSSEAU
Sergeant
4th Sqn.
   
RUCHOUX Georges
Sub-Lieutenant
4th Sqn.
3
4
Assigned to GC II / 5 on March 14, 1940.
   
SALES Edouard
Staff-Sergeant
3rd Sqn.
6
3
   
SAUSER Rémy
Sergeant
3rd Sqn.
   
SVETLIK Ladislav
Master-Corporal
3rd Sqn.
4
2
Czech pilot posted on December 3, 1939.
   
TREMOLET René
Sub-Lieutenant
3rd Sqn.
3
1
   
VILLACEQUE Pierre
Sub-Lieutenant
3rd Sqn.
5
2
Injured in aerial combat May 12, 1940
   

 


Airfields

Airfields
Period of use of airfields
Names
County
Reims-Courcy
51 - Marne
August 28, 1939
Toul Croix-De-Metz
54 - Meurthe et Moselle
December 31, 1939
Lyon-Bron
69 - Rhône
March 9, 1940
Marseille - Marignane
13 - Bouches du Rhône
March 11, 1940
Cannes-Mandelieu
06 - Alpes-Maritimes
March 13, 1940
Toul Croix-De-Metz
54 - Meurthe et Moselle
April 11, 1940
Dijon-Longvic
21 - Côte-d'Or
June 13, 1940
Chalon-sur-Saône
71 - Saône et Loire
June 15, 1940
Saint-Symphorien d'Ozon
69 - Rhône
June 16, 1940
Carcassonne - Salvaza
11 - Aude
June 17, 1940
Perpignan La Salanque
66 - Pyrénées Orientales
June 18, 1940
Alger Maison-blanche
Algeria
June 20, 1940
Saint-Denis du Sig
Algeria
June 22, 1940

Click on the map to enlarge :

Itinerary of the GC II/5

 


Aircrafts

The GC II/3 was equipped since its creation, 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
    - 3 Dewoitine D501
    - 1 Potez 630
    - 31 Curtiss H75-A1
    - 24 Curtiss H75-A2
    - 23 Curtiss H75-A3
    - 5 Curtiss H75-A4

     


Records

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

Confirmed Victories
47.5
Messerschmitt BF109
24
Messerschmitt BF110
3
Henschel Hs126
6
Dornier Do215
1
Dornier Do17
6
Heinkel He111
7.5
Likely Victories
23
Messerschmitt BF109
12
Messerschmitt BF110
3
Henschel Hs126
1
Dornier Do215
2
Dornier Do17
3
Heinkel He111
1
Junker JU88
1

 


Casualties

Killed Pilots
2
Sergeant MAGNEZ (Combat)
September 30, 1939
Lieutenant HOUZE 5combat)
June 6, 1940
Wounded Pilots
7
Sergeant QUEQUINER (Combat)
September 20, 1939
Sub-Lieutenant VILLACEQUE (Combat)
May 12, 1940
Captain PORTALIS (Combat)
May 15, 1940
Adjutant DE-MONTGOLFIER (Combat)
May 15, 1940
Lieutenant JASKE (Combat)
May 16, 1940
Sub-Lieutenant BURGER (Combat)
June 5, 1940
Sergeant HEME (Combat)
June 6, 1940

 

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