Fighter Group GC II/6

3rd Squadron (Ex SPA 26)
4th Squadron (Ex SPA 124)


Historical

In 1934, the 2nd Strandburg Hunting Regiment was disbanded and replaced by 6 Wing, which included the newly created GC II / 6. It takes the traditions of SPA26 and SPA124. First equipped with Nieuport 629, Loiré 46, Potez 630, he saw his Morane MS406 in early 1939. At the mobilization, GC II / 6 was based in Anglure-Vouarces under the command of Commander FONTANET.

On the date of the outbreak of the German attack of May 10, 1940, the GC II / 6 is attached to the Group No. 22 of the "Reserved Air Forces" of the ZOAE (East Air Operations Area).

On May 10, 1940, the unit was sent north to Maubeuge-Elesmes, then to Escarmain. It is on this ground that all Morane MS406 will be destroyed by a bombing on May 16th. The Group is therefore transformed on bloch MB152 to finally collect the highly anticipated Dewoitine D520 on June 24, 1940.

The GC II / 6 will finish the Campaign of France with a record of 20 victories and 10 probable probable, on morane MS406, then on D520.

GC II / 6 will be dissolved on August 20, 1940 to be reformed on January 1, 1942 at Francazal to replace the 1/6 Fighter Squadron in Ouakam (O.A.F). His rebirth began a few months earlier, in September 1941, with A.F.N. gathered in Blida and GC I / 6 staff.


Staff

Commanders of the group GC II/6
Commander FONTANET Raymond
September 1, 1939
August 10, 1940
 
Commanders of the 3rd Squadron
Captain GAMBERT
September 1, 1939
March 15, 1940
Captain Baché
March 16, 1940
August 20, 1940
 
Commanders of the 4th Squadron
Captain GILBERT Albert
September 1, 1939
May 14, 1940
 
Lieutenant Vié Yves
May 15, 1940
June 8, 1940
 
Lieutenant SASSARD
June 9, 1940
August 10, 1940
 

 


Pilots

Pilots of Group
Names of pilots
Rank
Squadron
Victories
Informations
Photo
Indiv. Card
Sure
Prob.
ANDERS Bohdan
Sub-Lieutenant
4th Sqn.
Polish pilot assigned to GC II/6 on March 21, 1940
Baché
Captain
3rd Sqn.
   
BOYER Jean
Staff-Sergeant
4th Sqn.
Held on June 23, 1940
   
BRZEZOWSKI Michal
Master-Corporal
3rd Sqn.
1
Polish pilot assigned to GC II/6 May 22, 1940
   
BUDAN-DE-RUSSE Pierre
Sub-Lieutenant
3rd Sqn.
1
1
   
CARCOPINO
Sub-Lieutenant
3rd Sqn.
1
   
CEBRZYNSKI Arsen
Lieutenant
3rd Sqn.
3
Polish pilot assigned to GC II/6 May 22, 1940
CHEVILLARD
Sergeant
   
CHEVILLAUD-FABRE
Lieutenant
3rd Sqn.
1
3
   
COUFFON André
Adjutant
3rd Sqn.
2
   
CUFFAUT Léon
Sub-Lieutenant
3rd Sqn.
2
Assigned to GC II/6 on September 25, 1939
DAMBRINNE
Sergeant
4th Sqn.
1
Shot down by the Flak on May 13, 1940, he is taken prisoner
   
DE-BREMOND D'ARS Pierre
Sergeant
3rd Sqn.
3
1
   
D'ELBEE Philippe
Staff-Sergeant
3rd Sqn.
1
   
DELHOUME
Sergeant
3rd Sqn.
2
   
DENIAU André
Chief Warrant Officer
3rd Sqn.
2
1
   
DE-SEYNES Maurice
Lieutenant
4th Sqn.
2
DEVIN
Sergeant
4th Sqn.
1
   
DUROUCHARD
Sergeant
Killed by Accident on September 22, 1939
   
FABRE Albert
Lieutenant
         
FONTANET Raymond
Commander
Staff Group
1
   
GAMBERT
Captain
3rd Sqn.
 
GAUDON
Chief Warrant Officer
3rd Sqn.
1
3
   
GEILLON
Sergeant
4th Sqn.
accidented in Air Combat June 6, 1940
   
GILBERT
Sub-Lieutenant
Held on May 13, 1940
   
GILBERT Albert
Captain
1
Killed air fighter May 14, 1940
   
GRAY
Chief Warrant Officer
3rd Sqn.
2
1
   
KARWOWSKI Wlodzimierz
Lieutenant
4th Sqn.
2
   
LAGUET
Adjutant
4th Sqn.
1
accidented in aerial combat on June 9, 1940
   
LECLERQ Lucien
Adjutant
Killed in aerial combat on May 11, 1940
   
LENIAUD Marcel
Adjutant
2
Killed in aerial combat May 14, 1940
   
PENTZ Jan
Captain
4th Sqn.
Polish pilot assigned to GC II/6 on March 21, 1940
POUGET
   
PUGET
Sergeant
   
RISS Joseph
Sub-Lieutenant
4th Sqn.
1
1
accidented in aerial combat May 13, 1940
   
RONIN
Sub-Lieutenant
3rd Sqn.
1
1
   
SASSARD
Lieutenant
4th Sqn.
1
   
SCHREINER
Adjutant
4th Sqn.
1
   
SPILLIAERT
Sergeant
4th Sqn.
   
STROHL
Captain
   
SZAPOSZNIKOW Eugeniusz
Master-Corporal
3rd Sqn.
1
Polish pilot assigned to GC II/6 May 22, 1940
TOURET
Staff-Sergeant
3rd Sqn.
1
   
VAGNOT
Staff-Sergeant
4th Sqn.
   
VERDIER
Sub-Lieutenant
2
accidented in aerial combat May 16, 1940
   
VERNAELDE
Adjutant
4th Sqn.
   
Vié Yves
Lieutenant
4th Sqn.
1
accidented in aerial combat on June 8, 1940.
   

 


Airfields

Airfields
Period of use of airfields
Names
County
Anglure-Vouarces
51 - Marne
August 27, 1939
Dunkerque - Mardyck
59 - Nord
April 11, 1940
Anglure-Vouarces
51 - Marne
May 5, 1940
Maubeuge-Elesmes
59 - Nord
May 10, 1940
Vertain-Le Quesnoy
59 - Nord
May 15, 1940
Beauvais-Tillé
60 - Oise
May 17, 1940
Chartres
28 - Eure et Loir
May 19, 1940
Châteauroux-Céré
36 - Indre
May 20, 1940
Anglure-Vouarces
51 - Marne
June 6, 1940
La Chapelle-Lasson
51 - Marne
June 7, 1940
(3rd Sqn)
Pont-Sur-Yonne
89 - Yonne
June 12, 1940
Auxerre
89 - Yonne
June 13, 1940
Avord
18 - Cher
June 14, 1940
Avignon-Pujaut
84 - Vaucluse
From June 25 to August 15, 1940

Click on the map to enlarge :

Itinerary of the GC II/6

 


Aircrafts

The GC II/6 was equipped since its creation on 1934, 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 :

    - 5 Loiré 46
    - 50 Morane 406
    - 34 Bloch MB152
    - 42 Dewoitine D520

     


Records

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

Confirmed Victories
18
On MS406
On MB152
Messerschmitt BF109
3
2
Henschel Hs 126
1
1.5
Dornier Do 215
1
Dornier Do 17
2.5
2
Heinkel He111
1
4
Likely Victories
11
Messerschmitt BF109
1
1
Henschel HE126
1
Dornier Do 17
3
Heinkel HE111
4
1

 


Casualties

Killed Pilots
4
Sergeant DUROUCHARD (Accident)
MORANE MS406
September 22, 1939
Adjutant LECLERC
MORANE MS406
May 11, 1940
Captain GILBERT
MORANE MS406
May 14, 1940
Adjutant LENIAUD
MORANE MS406
May 14, 1940
Wounded Pilots
6
Sub-Lieutenant RISS
MORANE MS406
May 13, 1940
Lieutenant VERDIER
MORANE MS406
May 16, 1940
Captain BACHE
MORANE MS406
May 16, 1940
Sergeant GEILLON
BLOCH MB152
June 6, 1940
Lieutenant VIE
BLOCH MB152
June 8, 1940
Adjutant LAGUET (Combat)
BLOCH MB152
June 9, 1940
Prisoners Pilots
3
Sub-Lieutenant GILBERT
MORANE MS406
May 13, 1940
Sergeant DAMBRINNE
MORANE MS406
May 13, 1940
Staff-Sergeant BOYER
BLOCH MB152
June 23, 1940

 

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