Fighter Group GC III/4

5th Squadron (Ex ERC 571)
6th Squadron (Ex ERC 573)


Historical

The GC III / 4 was created on May 15, 1940 from regional squadrons ERC571 (skull) and ERC573 (the serpentine). At the declaration of hostilities, he is based in Casablanca (Morocco) and flies on Dewoitine 510. The GC III / 4 will not participate in the campaign of France and will not obtain any air victory.

GC III / 4 is dissolved on August 25, 1940.


Staff

Commanders of the group GC III/4
Commander DAVY
May 15, 1940
June 12, 1940
Captain De PLACE
June 13, 1940
August 25, 1940
Commanders of the 5th Squadron
Captain DAVY
May 1, 1937
January 1, 1938
Sub-Lieutenant AVON
May 15, 1940
December 22, 1939
Commander DAVY
June 14, 1940
July 4, 1940
Commanders of the 6th Squadron
Captain HENRIET
January 1, 1938
December 21, 1939
Captain DE PUISTIENNE
December 22, 1939
July 3, 1940
Lieutenant COTTIN
July 4, 1940
August 25, 1940

 


Pilots

Pilots of Group
Names of pilots
Rank
Squadron
Victories
Informations
Sure
Prob.
AVON
Sub-Lieutenant
Staff 5th Sqn.
BOUBE Henri
Sub-Lieutenant
       
COTTIN
Lieutenant
Staff 6th Sqn.
DAVY
Comandant
Staff 5th Sqn.
DE-PLACE
Captain
Staff Groupe
DE-PUISTIENNE
Captain
Staff 6th Sqn.
HENRIET
Captain
Staff 6th Sqn.
POSLUSNY Ondrej
Staff-Sergeant
Czech Pilot
PRIHODA Josef
Master-Corporal
Czech Pilot
VINDIS Frantisek
Master-Corporal
Czech Pilot

 


Airfields

Airfields
Period of use of airfields
Names
County
Casablanca
Morocco
May 15, 1940 to June 10, 1940
Mansouriah
Algeria
June 10, 1940 to July 27, 1940
Meknès
Morocco
July 27, 1940 to August 25, 1940 (Dissolution)

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Itinerary of the GC III/4

 


Aircrafts

The GC III/4 was equipped since its creation on May 1940, 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 :

    - 3 Dewoitine D510

     


Records

The GC III / 4 does not participate in the Campaign of France and will not obtain air victories.


Casualties

The GC III / 4 does not participate in the Campaign of France and will have no losses to deplore..

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