Fighter Group GC II/9

3rd Squadron (Ex SPA85)
4th Squadron


Historical

GC II / 9 was born in North Africa on November 1, 1939, following the dissolution of AFN's Marching Wing. In the mobilization, many of its pilots will swell the ranks of the Fighting units in France. Only experienced pilots remain on site.

At the end of January 1940, young pilots from Fighting schools who had just been dropped on MS406, were able to reconstitute GC II / 9 on the basis of Oran. On March 17, Commander ROLLET, boss of the Group, receives the order to prepare the movement of his Group towards the metropolis. The first elements embark to join Marseille-Marginane on April 13, followed by the other pilots on April 17. The GC II / 9 arrives in mainland France without planes, and is equipped in May 1940 with BLOCH MB152. During this transformation period, it is attached to the ZOAA (Alpine Air Operations Zone)

After the Armistice, the GC II / 9 is part of the Groups maintained in the Vichy Air Force on BLOCH MB152. GC II / 9 is dissolved on November 28, 1942


Staff

Commanders of the group GC II/9
Commander ROLLET
November 1, 1939
October 1, 1941
 
Commanders of the 3rd Squadron
Captain CANEL Jean
January 1, 1940
June 3, 1940
Lieutenant BARDET
June 11, 1940
 
Commanders of the 4th Squadron
Sub-Lieutenant BARDET
January 1, 1940
February 4, 1940
 
Captain HENRIET
February 5, 1940
May 17, 1940
 
Commander DELFINO Louis
May 18, 1940

 


Pilots

Pilots of Group
Names of pilots
Rank
Squadron
Victories
Informations
Photo
Indiv. Card
Sure
Prob.
BALLY Marcel
Sergeant
3rd Sqn.
Killed on June 3, 1940
   
BANNES
Lieutenant
3rd Sqn.
Assigned to GC II/9 June 8, 1940
   
BARDET Joseph
Lieutenant
3rd Sqn.
1
1
accidented in aerial combat on June 3, 1940.
   
BAYLE Pierre
Sergeant
4th Sqn.
2
   
BERNARD Pierre
Sergeant
4th Sqn.
2
   
BOUGET Jacques
Sergeant
Killed on February 12, 1940: collision with Sergeant GOT
   
CANEL Jean
Captain
Staff 3rd Sqn.
1
From GC I/7. accidented in aerial combat on June 3rd, 1940.
 
CHESNAIS Charles
Lieutenant
4th Sqn.
7
 
COLOMES Lucien
Sergeant
4th Sqn.
1
1
 
COURTEVILLE Edouard
Sergeant
3rd Sqn.
1
1
   
CUCUMEL Joannes
Staff-Sergeant
4th Sqn.
6
1
Assigned to GC II/9 May 17, 1940 from GC I / 4. Seriously accidented and taken prisoner on June 6, 1940. Killed on August 28, 1942 by accident.
 
DAUBARD
Lieutenant
3rd Sqn.
Assigned to GC II/9 June 12, 1940, from GC II / 10
   
DAUNIZEAU Georges
Sergeant
4th Sqn.
2
   
DAVAL Jean
Lieutenant
3rd Sqn.
1
Killed on June 3, 1940
   
DELFINO Louis
Captain
Staff 4th Sqn.
6
1
Assigned to GC II/9 May 17, 1940 from GC I / 4.
 
DUBOZ
Sergeant
3rd Sqn.
   
DUFOUR Pierre
Sergeant
Killed by accident on March 5, 1940
   
FAISANDIER Pierre
Sub-Lieutenant
4th Sqn.
4
1
   
GOT
Sergeant
Killed on February 12, 1940: collision with Sergeant BOUGET
   
LEPAGE Georges
Sergeant
3rd Sqn.
From GC I/9
   
LESCHI
Sergeant
4th Sqn.
1
   
MAIRESSE-LEBRUN Jean
Sergeant
3rd Sqn.
Killed on June 3, 1940
   
PAILLONCY
Sergeant
3rd Sqn.
Assigned to GC II/9 on June 11, 1940, from GC I/10
   
PARIS
Sergeant
4th Sqn.
1
   
PASCAL Pierre
Lieutenant
3rd Sqn.
Killed in aerial combat on June 11, 1940
   
PINSON
Sergeant
4th Sqn.
2
   
PONCEL
Lieutenant
3rd Sqn.
   
PONNEAU Pierre
Sub-Lieutenant
3rd Sqn.
1
Seriously accidented in Air Combat on June 11, 1940.
   
RAGOT
Sub-Lieutenant
4th Sqn.
Assigned to GC II/9 June 8, 1940
   
REBIERE
Chief Warrant Officer
3rd Sqn.
4
From GC I/7
 
ROLLET
Commander
Staff Group
   
SIBIRIL-LEFEBRE Jean
Sergeant
3rd Sqn.
Killed on June 3, 1940
   
TAIN Jean
Staff-Sergeant
3rd Sqn.
1
From the GC I/1. Accidentally accidented on May 24, 1940
   
VIVES
Sergeant
   

 


Airfield

Names of airfields
Period of use of airfields
ORAN LA SENIA
January 1, 1940
MARIGNANE
May 5, 1940
CHATEAUROUX-LA-CHAMPENOISE
May 12, 1940
BUC
May 18, 1940
CONNANTRE
May 24, 1940
SAINT-FLORENTIN-VERSIGNY
June 12, 1940
LA PALLICE
June 14, 1940
USSEL
June 15, 1940
BERGERAC
June 19, 1940
TOULOUSE-FRANCAZAL
June 25, 1940
AULNAT
August 13, 1940
TOULOUSE-FRANCAZAL
June 25, 1940

 


Aircrafts

The GC II/9 was equipped since its creation the November 1st, 1939, 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 :

    - 29 Morane-Saulnier MS406
    - 50 Bloch MB152
    - 1 Bloch MB155

     


Records

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

Confirmed Victories
16.33
Messerschmitt BF109
2
Henschel Hs 126
7
Dornier Do 215
0.5
Dornier Do 17
4.33
Junker Ju88
1
Heinkel He111
1.5
Likely Victories
4
Messerschmitt BF109
1
Dornier Do 17
3

 


Casualties

Killed Pilots
8
Staff-Sergeant BOUGET Jacques (Accident)
Morane MS406
February 12, 1940
Sergeant GOT (Accident)
Morane MS406
February 12, 1940
Sergeant DUFOUR Pierre (Accident)
Morane MS406
March 5, 1940
Sergeant BAILLY Marcel (Combat)
Bloch MB152
June 3, 1940
Sergeant SIBIRIL Jean (Combat)
Bloch MB152
June 3, 1940
Sergeant-MAIRESSE-LEBRUN Jean (Combat)
Bloch MB152
June 3, 1940
Lieutenant DAVAL Jean (Combat)
Bloch MB152
June 3, 1940
Lieutenant PASCAL Pierre (Combat)
Bloch MB152
June 11, 1940
Wounded Pilots
5
Staff-Sergeant TAIN (Accident)
Bloch MB152
May 24, 1940
Captain CANEL (Combat)
Bloch MB152
June 3, 1940
Sub-Lieutenant BARDET (Combat)
Bloch MB152
June 3, 1940
Staff-Sergeant CUCUMEL (Combat)
Bloch MB152
June 6, 1940
Sub-Lieutenant PONNEAU (Combat)
Bloch MB152
June 11, 1940
Prisoners Pilots
1
Staff-Sergeant CUCUMEL
Juny 6,1940

 

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