Fighter Group GC II/7

3rd Squadron (Ex SPA 78)
4th Squadron (Ex SPA 73)


Historical

The GC II / 7 is formed in October 1932 with the SPA 73 and the SPA 78. Equipped first of Nieuport 629 and Blériot Spad 510, it receives its first modern Morane MS406 fighters from February 1939. Among them, some were financed by a national underwriting and will be given to GC II / 7 in August 1939. They relate to the fuselage, the name of regions of France.

On the date of the outbreak of the German attack of May 10, 1940, the GC II / 7 is attached to the Group No. 24 of the "Reserved Air Forces" of the ZOAS (South Air Operations Area).

The Group will not receive Dewoitine D520 until May 20, 1940. GC II / 7 will be in AFN before the Armistice.

The GC II / 7 will finish the Campaign of France with a score of 29 safe and 17 likely victories, for the loss of 8 pilots and 10 wounded.


Staff

Commanders of the group GC II/7
Commander DURIEUX
September 1939
September 30,1941
 
Commanders of the 3rd Squadron
Captain PAPIN - LABAZORDIERE - RUILLIER-BEAU FOND Marie
September 1939
August 14, 1942
 
Commanders of the 4th Squadron
Captain HUGO
September 1939
September 7, 1941

 


Pilots

Pilots of Group
Names of pilots
Rank
Squadron
Victories
Informations
Photo
Indiv. Card
Sure
Prob.
BOILLOT Pierre Sergeant
4th Sqn.
2 on MS406
1 on D520
2 on MS406
1 on D520
   
BOURDON Sergeant
4th Sqn.
1 on MS406
   
BOUTON Serge Lieutenant
4th Sqn. .
1 on MS406
1 on D520
1 on MS406
   
BRET Emile Sergeant
4th Sqn.
2 on MS406
3 on MS406
Injured in aerial combat on June 5, 1940.
   
CATOIS Georges Sergeant
3rd Sqn.
1 on MS406
1 on MS406
Junked accidentally on takeoff on June 24, 1940
   
CLIQUOT DE MENTQUE Gérard Commandant
3rd Sqn.
Killed in aerial combat on May 10, 1940
   
COHEN Sergeant
   
COUILLENS Roger Lieutenant
3rd Sqn.
1 on MS406
1 on MS406
Killed in aerial combat on May 10, 1940
   
CRESSET Adjutant
Killed by Accident on September 08, 1939
   
DE-FRAVILLE Hubert Staff-Sergeant
3rd Sqn.
1 on MS406
2 on MS406
   
DOUDIES Jean Staff-Sergeant
3rd Sqn.
4 on MS406
3 on D520
2 on MS406
1 on D520
   
DURIEUX Commander
Staff Group
1 on MS406
 
DUSSART Lieutenant
4th Sqn.
2 on MS406
1 on MS406
Injured in aerial combat May 11, 1940
   
GAUFFRE Sergeant
4th Sqn. .
1 on D520
1 on MS406
   
GAUTHIER Gabriel Sub-Lieutenant
Wounded in aerial combat on December 21, 1939, he will not join the Group before the Armistice.
 
GAUTHIER Marie Sub-Lieutenant
3rd Sqn..
2 on MS406
Killed by Accident on September 08, 1939
   
GOETTEL Wladyslaw Lieutenant
1 on MS406
Polish Pilot
   
GOURBEYRE Staff-Sergeant
4th Sqn.
1 on MS406
2 on MS406
   
GRIMAUD Henri Sergeant
3rd Sqn.
3 on D520
2 on MS406
Burned in the face and hands following the fire in flight of his Morane MS406 on Nov. 28, 1939
 
GRUYELLE Michel Sub-Lieutenant
3rd Sqn.
2 on MS406
2 on D520
1 on MS406
   
HUGO Henri Captain
Staff 4th Sqn.
5 on MS406
1 on D520
2 on MS406
 
JANUSZEWWICZ Wojciech Lieutenant
Polish Pilot
   
JEANDET Lieutenant
3rd Sqn..
2 on MS406
Seriously injured in aerial combat May 10, 1940
   
JONASZIK Staff-Sergeant
4th Sqn.
1 on MS406
   
KROL Waclaw Sub-Lieutenant
3rd Sqn..
1 on MS406
3 on D520
2 on MS406
Polish Pilot
   
LAMBLIN Jacques Sergeant
3rd Sqn.
3 on MS406
2 on D520
3 on MS406
3 on D520
 
LEFEVRE Maurice Sergeant
3rd Sqn.
1 on MS406
1 on MS406
Injured following an accident due to a fuel outage on May 11, 1940
   
LOUIS Camille Sub-Lieutenant
4th Sqn.
1 on MS406
1 on MS406
Killed in aerial combat on June 5, 1940.
   
MANGIN Lieutenant
4th Sqn.
1 on MS406
1 on MS406
   
MARTIN René-Lucien Sergeant
3rd Sqn.
2 on D520
2 on D520
   
MUMMLER Mieczyslaw Commander
1 on MS406
3 on D520
Polish Pilot
   
NOVAKIEWICZ Eugeniusz Master-Corporal
3rd Sqn.
1 on MS406
1 on D520
1 on MS406
3 on D520
Polish Pilot
   
PANHARD René Sergeant
3rd Sqn.
3 on MS406
2 on D520
 
PAPIN - LABAZORDIERE - RUILLIER-BEAU FOND Marie Captain
Staff 3rd Sqn.
2 on MS406
1 on D520
3 on MS406
 
PARATILLA René Sergeant
Killed by Accident on September 08, 1939
   
PASSEMARD Amédée Sergeant
3rd Sqn.
2 on MS406
2 on D520
1 on MS406
   
PEPIN René Commander
2 on D520
Killed in aerial combat on June 15, 1940
   
PLANCHARD Sergeant
4th Sqn.
2 on MS406
 
POMIER-LAYRARGUES René Sub-Lieutenant
4th Sqn. .
3 on MS406
2 on D520
1 on MS406
Killed in aerial combat on June 5, 1940.
 
PONTEINS Denis Chief-Warrant-Officer
4th Sqn.
2 on MS406
2 on D520
1 on MS406
Injured in aerial combat on June 5, 1940.
 
ROY Captain
3rd Sqn.
Burned in the face and hands following the fire in flight of his Morane 406 on November 28, 1939
   
SONNTAG Sergeant
3rd Sqn.
1 on MS406
   
STRZEMBOSZ Wiktor Sub-Lieutenant
Polish pilot wounded in aerial combat on June 5, 1940.
   
SZOPE Henryk Captain
Polish Pilot.
   
VALENTIN Georges Chief-Warrant-Officer
3rd Sqn.
3 on MS406
5 on D520
1 on MS406
1 on D520
 

 


Airfield

Airfields
Period of use of airfields
Names
County
Luxeuil Saint-Sauveur
70 - Haute Saône
August 28, 1939
Avelanges
21 - Côte d'Or
May 20, 1940
Meaux-Esbly
77 - Seine et Marne
June 5, 1940
Avelanges
21 - Côte d'Or
June 9, 1940
Chissey
39 - Jura
June 13, 1940
Feurs
42 - Loire
June 15, 1940
Saint-Etienne-Bouthéon
42 - Loire
June 16, 1940
Feurs
42 - Loire
June 16, 1940
Carcassone Salvaza
11 - Aude
June 17, 1940
Perpignan La Salanque
66 - Pyrénées Orientales
June 18, 1840
Bône
Algeria
June 20, 1940
Souk-El-Arba
Morocco
June 22, 1940
Oudna
Tunisia
June 24, 1940

Click on the map to enlarge :

Itinerary of the GC II/7

 


Aircrafts

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

    - 1 Nieuport-Delage Nid622
    - 6 Blériot-Spad 510
    - 1 Potez 630
    - 1 Potez 631
    - 62 Morane MS406
    - 48 Dewoitine D520

     


Records

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

Confirmed Victories
28.5
MS 406
D520
Messerschmitt BF110
1
Messerschmitt BF109
5
2
Henschel Hs 126
1
Henschel Hs 123  
1
Dornier Do 215
Dornier Do 17
4
3
Heinkel He111
5
6
Junker JU52
0.5
Likely Victories
17
Messerschmitt BF110
1
Messerschmitt BF109
3
Heinkel He111
5
1
Dornier Do 17
2
3
Junker JU88
1
Dornier Do 215
1

 


Casualties

Killed Pilots
8
Sub-Lieutenant GAUTHIER (Accident)
September 8, 1939
Sergeant PARATILLA (Accident)
September 8, 1939
Adjutant CRESSET (Accident)
September 8, 1939
Commander CLICQUOT DE MENTQUE (Combat)
May 10, 1940
Lieutenant COUILLENS (Combat)
May 10, 1940
Sub-Lieutenant LOUIS (Combat)
June 5, 1940
Sub-Lieutenant POMIER-LAYRARGUES (Combat)
June 5, 1940
Commander PEPIN (Combat)
June 15, 1940
Wounded Pilots
10
Sergeant GRIMAUD (Accident)
November 28, 1939
Captain ROY (Accident)
November 28, 1939
Sub-Lieutenant GAUTHIER (Combat)
December 21, 1939
Lieutenant JEANDET (Combat)
May 10, 1940
Sergeant LEFEVRE (Accident)
May 11, 1940
Lieutenant DUSSART (Combat)
May 11, 1940
Chief Warrant Officer PONTEINS (Combat)
June 5, 1940
Sergeant BRET (Combat)
June 5, 1940
Sub-Lieutenant STRZEMBOSZ (Combat)
June 5, 1940
Sergeant CATOIS (Accident)
June 24, 1940

 

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