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Crews of Bombardment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


1001 Bombardment crew members are listed below in alphabetical order.

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Name
Rank
Unit
Post
Informations
Civil-statut
Photo
Indiv. Card
Citations
CABARET Paul
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
A trained arts and crafts engineer, he joined the Air Force in 1935 and was demobilized in 1937.
Wounded in Air Combat on 12 May 1940.
   
CADIOU Félix
Staff-Sergeant
Pilot
Wounded in aerial combat on June 6, 1940    
CAILLET Lucien
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
Killed in aerial combat on June 6, 1940    
CALLAC Roger
Sergeant
GB II/31
Radio
Wounded in aerial combat on May 31, 1940    
CALMEL
Lieutenant
GB II/11
Pilot
   
CANAT
Adjutant
Leaves GBA Group I/54 in mid-November 1939        
CANAUX Marcel
Chief Warrant Officer
GB II/23
Crew Chief
Killed in aerial combat on June 6, 1940    
CANTINI
Staff-Sergeant
GB I/15
   
CAPURO Séraphin
Sergeant
GB II/63
Machine-Gunner
Killed in aerial combat on May 24, 1940    
CARAIL
Sub-Lieutenant
GB II/23
Observer
Killed by accident on May 22, 1940    
CARQUIN
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
On May 25, 1940, the Breguet 693 n°39 was shot down by 5 Me109. Sergeant CARQUIN parachutes himself and is taken prisoner    
CARRE Daniel
Staff-Sergeant
GB I/34
Machine-Gunner
Taken prisoner on May 21, 1940    
CARRERA Kléber
Adjutant
GB I/63
Machine-Gunner
Killed in aerial combat on May 22, 1940    
CARTERON Pierre
Adjutant
GB II/21
Pilot
Killed by accident on June 2, 1940    
CASSAGNOU
Captain
Pilot
The 699 Breguet 691 was destroyed on takeoff on June 17, 1940. The Captain CASSAGNOU was wounded    
CASSE Serge
Sub-Lieutenant
GB I/15
Observer
Killed by accident on May 18, 1940    
CASSEGRAIN Gilbert
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
Cited in the order of the Air Force with the award of the Cross of War with Palm.    
CASTELA Georges
Staff-Sergeant
Radio
Cited to the Order of the Wing, with the award of the War Cross with Bronze Star  
 
CAUDRY Pierre
Staff-Sergeant
GB II/31
Radio
Wounded in aerial combat on May 31, 1940    
CERCUEIL Jean
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
Born on February 27, 1915 at Montigny La Resle (89 - Yonne)
 
CHABLE Alphonse
Adjutant
GB I/34
Pilot
Wounded and taken prisoner on 15 October 1939    
CHABOUREAU Pierre
Sub-Lieutenant
Crew Chief and Pilot

On September 30, 1939, Leo 451 n°4 was destroyed on takeoff. The crew is unscathed

Cited to the Order of the Wing, with the award of the War Cross with Bronze Star

 
 
CHAILLON
Staff-Sergeant
Pilot
On June 6, 1940, a Breguet 691 was accidentally destroyed on landing on the return from a training flight. Staff-Sergeant CHAILLON is unscathed.    
CHAISE Robert - Louis
Adjutant
Chief of Board
   
CHALTET
Sergeant
GB II/21
Machine-Gunner
Killed in aerial combat on June 13, 1940    
CHAMAUD Henri
Adjutant
GB I/12
Pilot
Killed by accident on June 5, 1940    
CHAMPENOIS Guy - Léon
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
Killed on 31 may 1940 in aerial combat aboard the LEO 451 n°109: His pilot, Staff Sergeant VERNA, managed to bring his plane back despite the attack of the fighters, but all the crew members were killed.

Cited to the order of the air force with the award of the Croix de guerre with palm posthumously.

Born on January 11, 1920 in Auriens (?)  
CHANARD Jean
Adjutant
GB II/63
Pilot
     
CHAPPE
Staff-sergeant
Leaves GBA Group I/54 in mid-November 1939        
CHARBONNEL
Sergeant
GB I/25
Pilot
         
CHARBONNIER Marcel
Sergeant
Mécanicien
Born September 1, 1914 in Lyon.
On 3 December 1939, the Amiot 143 n° 110, caught in the fog, crashed in a Jura forest. Sergeant CHARBONNIER is the only survivor. He was ejected at an altitude of 35 meters when he hit the trees. Seriously wounded, he will be treated by nuns at the Hospital of Pontarlier.
He will later make a career in the Air Force which he will leave with the rank of Commander. Marcel CHARBONNIER died in 2006, at the age of 92.
Born on September 1st, 1914
at Lyon
Died on December 3, 1939
CHARLAN Yves
Captain
GB I/15
   
CHARLES
Lieutenant
GB I/21
Observer
Wounded in aerial combat on June 3, 1940    
CHARLON Roger
Adjutant
Pilot
   
CHAROY Albert
Adjutant
GB I/19
Machine-Gunner
Killed in aerial combat on May 31, 1940    
CHARPENTIER
Chief Warrant Officer
Machine-Gunner
On September 9, 1939, the Bloch 200 n°132, badly damaged by German fighters, must make a landing in enemy territory. Chief Warrant Officer CHARPENTIER, injured, is taken prisoner  
 
CHARREIRE Jean
Sub-Lieutenant
GB II/31
Machine-Gunner
   
CHASSANDRE-PATRON
Capitane
GB I/19
   
CHAUTARD
Adjutant
GB II/62
Observer
Wounded in aerial combat on June 12, 1940    
CHAUVET Edmond
Sub-Lieutenant
Pilot
Wounded by accident on October 11, 1939    
CHAUVET Gaston
Sub-Lieutenant
GB I/34
Pilot
- The Mureaux 115 n°87 was destroyed during a flying training on 11 October 1939 after striking a high-voltage line. The crew is injured- On June 11th, 1940, the Breguet 693 n°16 is hilly in Etampes. The crew is unscathed.      
CHAUVIN
Staff-Sergeant
GB II/62
Pilot
Wounded in aerial combat on June 12, 1940    
CHEMINEAU Georges
Sub-Lieutenant
Pilot
Breguet 693 n°20 was destroyed by the Flak on May 16, 1940. The crew was killed.    
CHERIGIE
Chief Warrant Officer
GB I/12
Pilot
Wounded in aerial combat on May 16, 1940    
CHERON
Captain
GB I/62
GB II/62
   
CHERY
Sergeant
Pilot
         
CHEVALIER René
Chief-Warrant Officer
Pilot
He enters in 1938, as a military pilot student at Ambérieu en Bugey, and at the Caudron school. He was certified as a pilot in 1939, he entered the Istres School and was posted in May to the GBA II/35 until August 1940, before being transferred to the GB I/31. Born in Trevoux in the Ain.      
CHEVALLET Albert
Chief Warrant Officer
Pilot
On June 15, 1940, a Breguet 693 was damaged by the Flak, the Pilot poses in the countryside where it is burned. Chief Warrant Officer CHEVALLET is unharmed.    
CHIBRAC Marcel
Adjutant
GB II/62
Navigator-Bomber
     
CHIEUSSE Raymond
Staff-Sergeant
GB I/63
Machine-Gunner
Killed in aerial combat on June 5, 1940    
CHOCHEPRAT Paul
Captain
Pilot
The Breguet 693 n°86 is shot down by german fighters on June 5, 1940. The crew is killed.    
CHOMMELOUX Henri
Sergeant
GB II/63
Machine-Gunner
Killed in aerial combat on June 7, 1940    
CHOPIN
Colonel
GB II/11
   
CHOUREAUX
Sergeant
     
CHRISTOPHE
Lieutenant
Crew Chief
         
CHUZEVILLE
Chief Warrant Officer
GB II/23
Pilot
   
CIBRON Robert
Sergeant
GB II/21
Pilot
     
CLASSET
Sergeant
GB I/15
   
CLAVAUD
Staff-Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
On April 1, 1940, an Amiot 143 is touched by the Flak and must land in Luxembourg. The crew fire the plane before being interned. Staff Sergeant CLAVAUD is unharmed.    
CLEMENT
Sergeant
GB II/21
Killed by accident on June 2, 1940    
CLERC Jacques
Lieutenant
GB II/23
Crew Chief
   
COBEAU Jean
Chief-Warrant-Officer
GB I/12
     
CODRON Gérard
Staff-Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
Breguet 693 n°15, hit by Flak, was destroyed on May 16, 1940. Staff Sergeant CODRON seriously wounded    
COIFFARD Jean
Adjutant
Machine-Gunner
On June 7, 1940, the Breguet 693 n°1011 was damaged by the Flak, but managed to land on a plot of Saint andré de l'Eure. Adjutant COIFFARD is seriously injured.  
 
COJEAN Roger
Sergeant
GB I/12
Pilote
     
COLAS Gabriel
Chief-Warrant-Officer
GB I/34 or GB II/34
Pilot
     
COLIN
Chief Warrant Officer
Radio
On June 13, 1940, the Leo 451 No. 276 was shot down by Fighters. The crew parachutes. COLIN Chief Warrant Officer is injured.    
COLLE
Lieutenant
Pilot
On May 22, 1940, during the attack of a German column, the Potez 633 No. 26R, hit by the Flak, was finally shot down by Me109. The crew, unharmed, is taken prisoner    
COLLE Jacques
Lieutenant
Cder 1st Sqn. and Pilot

He joined the FFL and was killed on 27 July 1944.

Cited to the Order of the Wing, with the attribution of the War Cross with Bronze Star

Born on June 10, 1910 in Champigneules (54 - Meurthe et Moselle)
 
COLLETER Jacques - Jean
Lieutenant
Crew Chief
- Killed on June 8, 1940 during a night mission. His plane, the LeO 451 n°3006, hit by flak, lost its way and fell into the sea off Les Sables-d'Olonne. The crew was killed except for Staff Sergeant RENARD who was the only survivor.

Cited in the order of the air force with the attribution of the Croix de guerre with palm.

Born on May 31, 1914 in Plomordiern (35 - Finistère)
 
COLLOMBET
Lieutenant
Pilot
- On May 26, 1940, a Potez 633 hit by the Flak crashed on landing and the crew was unscathed.
- On June 6, 1940, a Breguet 691 was accidentally destroyed on landing when returning from a training flight. Lieutenant COLLOMBET is injured.
- When returning from a mission, the Breguet 693 Nb 48, damaged by the Flak on June 8, 1940, crashed on landing. Lieutenant COLLOMBET is unharmed.
   
COLOMBET
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
       
COLOMBO Roger
Sub-Lieutenant
GB I/21
Crew Chief
Killed in aerial combat on June 8, 1940    
COLOMER Joseph
Adjutant
Pilot
On June 6, 1940, the Leo 451 No. 3007 was shot down by Fighters. The crew is killed. Born on 04 November 1911 in Porté  
COMDECOSTE
Sergent
   
   
CONILL
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
On June 8, 1940, the Breguet 693 n°6, damaged by the Flak, was destroyed on landing. Sergeant CONILL is seriously injured.    
CONQUERIAUX
         
CONQUET
Corporal
GB II/23
Machine-Gunner
Taken prisoner on June 8, 1940    
CONSTANT
Staff-Sergeant
           
CONSTANT André
Lieutenant
GB I/19
Observer
Killed in aerial combat on May 31, 1940    
CONTANT Marcel
Staff-Sergeant
Radio

On June 6, 1940, the LEO 451 No. 183 badly damaged by Fighters on June 6, 1940, was forced to land in the countryside and was destroyed.Staff-Sergeant CONTANT had to have his right foot amputated.

Inscription on the special register of the Military Medal with the attribution of the Cross of War with Palm.

   
CORMIER
Commander
GB II/32
   
CORNEE
Captain
   
CORNET Pierre
Lieutenant
GB II/31
   
CORRIOL
Lieutenant
GB I/15
Crew Chief
   
COSSERAN Bertrand
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
       
COUDERT
Staff-Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
   
COUILLEAU Pierre
Captain
GB I/19
Pilot
   
COURAPIED  
Pilot
   
   
COURREGES
Staff-Sergeant
Pilot
   
COURSAULT Emile
Lieutenant
GB I/15 or GB II/15
Pilot and Chief of Board
     
COURTADE
Sergent-Chef
Mitrailleur
Joined the French Air Force in 1935. Patented by the mechanics of Rochefort
Born in CENON (Gironde).
   
COUZON
Chief Warrant Officer
Pilot
On May 16, 1940, his aircraft was hit by the Flak, while he attacked for the 5th time an armored vehicle. The aircraft manages to regain the ground but is unusable. The CHief Warrant Officer COUZON is unscathed.    
CROS
Adjutant
Pilot

The Leo 451 No. 3022, badly damaged by Fighters on June 6, 1940, is forced to land in the countryside with its load of bombs.... It explodes shortly after landing. The crew is injured.

Inscription on the special register of the Military Medal with the attribution of the Cross of War with Palm.

   
CRUAUD Victor
Chief-Warrant-Officer
GB II/62
Bomber-Navigator
       
CRUMIERE Paul
Staff-Sergeant
GB II/11
Radio
Killed in aerial combat on June 23, 1940