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1001 Bombardment crew members are listed below in alphabetical order.

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Name
Rank
Unit
Post
Informations
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Photo
Indiv. Card
Citations
GADY René
Sub-Lieutenant
Pilot

Breguet 693 Nb 21 was shot down by the Flak during a ground attack on May 12, 1940. Sub-Lieutenant GADY is unharmed.

René GADY was killed in an air crash on 26 October 1940

Born on 25 May 1912 at Ansac sur Vienne (16 - Charente)
Killed on 26 October 1940 at Narbonne (11 - Aude)
GAIGNARD Michel - Léon
Sub-Lieutenant
Pilot
Michel GAIGNARD was the first Pilote Breveté de l'Aviation Populaire in 1936. Born March 12, 1916 in Chalonnes-Sur-Loire (49 - Maine-et-Loire)
Died January 6, 2011 in Angers (49 - Maine-et-Loire)
     
GAILLARD Paul Honoré
Corporal
Machine-Gunner´┐Ż
On April 11, 1940, Bloch MB 210 No. 181, crashed on takeoff. Corporal GAILLARD is killed. Born on 1 July 1920 at Maisonneuve (86 - Vienne)
Killed on 11 April 1940 at Cannet des Maures (83 - Var)
GAILLERES Jean
Adjutant
GB II/31
Machine-Gunner
Killed in aerial combat on September 9, 1939    
GALERNEAU Marcel - Léon
Staff-Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
On May 24, 1940, Amiot 354 No38, probably hit by the Flak, crashed. The crew is killed. Born on 6 July 1912 at Le Bernard (85 - Vendée)
Killed on 24 May 1940 at Cuisy en Almont (02 - Aisne)
GALLAND André
Staff-Sergeant
Bombardment Group nb 19
Machine-Gunner
       
GAMET
Staff-Sergeant
GB II/21
Pilot
       
GARDIOL Max
Master-Corporal
Machine-Gunner

On May 24, 1940, on the return of a mission, the Bloch MB 210 No.170 struck a LeO451 GB I/11 on landing and ignited. The Corporal Corporal GARDIOL is injured.

Max Gardiol joined the Free French Air Force and fought with the Guyenne Heavy Bomber Group (Squadron 346).

   
GAST Louis - René
Chief Warrant Officer
Observer
Killed on 17 May 1940: his aircraft, the LeO 451 No122, is shot down by the Flak. Chief Warrant Officer GAST jumps by parachute, but the parachute does not open.. Born January 23, 1905 at Erstein (67 - Bas-Rhin)
Killed May 17, 1940 at Rocquigny (02 - Aisne)
GATINOIS Marcel - Joseph
Adjutant
Pilot

On June 6, 1940, the No. 451 No. 150 was shot down by Fighters during an attack on a column of enemy armoured vehicles. The crew is killed.

Posthumous commendation with the attribution of the Cross of War with Palm.

Born December 17, 1910 at Saint Amand sur Arnain (80 - Somme)
Killed on June 6, 1940 at Remaugies (80 - Somme)
GAUBERT
Lieutenant
GB II/23
   
GAUCHE René
Chief Warrant Officer
GB I/62
Machine-Gunner
Wounded in aerial combat on June 5, 1940    
GAUDRY
Staff-Sergeant
GB II/31
Pilot
       
GAUSSENS
Sub-Lieutenant
Pilot
         
GAUTHIER Hubert - Eugène
Chief Warrant Officer
Pilot

Killed on May 31, 1940, aboard the Leo 451 No. 133 shot by Fighters . The crew parachutes, but too low. there will be no survivors.

Posthumous citation, with the attribution of the Cross of War with Palm.

Born November 13, 1906, Lunéville (54 - Meurthe-et-Moselle), France
Killed May 31, 1940 at Besson sur Matz (60 - Oise)
GAUTIER Henri
Staff-Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
At the start of a mission, the Bloch MB 210 No.25 hit the take off an Amiot 143 down in the field. The device ignites and its bombs explode. Staff Sergeant GAUTIER is wounded.    
GAUVAIN
Staff-Sergeant
Mecnanic
   
GEERTZ Georges - Jean
Captain
Crew Chief
On January 12, 1940, the LeO 451 No. 17 crashed during a night flight. His crew is killed. Born on 21 March 1908 in Bordeaux (33 Gironde)
Killed on 12 January 1940 at Arles (13 Bouches du Rhône)
 
GEGOUT Michel
Sub-Lieutenant
Crew Chief
         
GEIGER
Sergeant
   
GELLY Guy
Sergeant
Front Machine-Gunner
On May 14, 1940, his aircraft was shot down by the Flak. Sergeant GELLY parachutes himself and will be taken prisoner when he reaches the ground.  
GEMON Marie - Joseph
Captain
Pilot
On June 20, 1940, Amiot 354 No. 28 is missing at sea.The crew is killed. Born on 22 February 1901 in Pérignac (17 - Charente-Maritime)
Missing at sea on 20 June 1940
 
GENEST
Adjutant
Pilot
   
GENRE
Master-Corporal
Machine-Gunner
On June 10, 1940, Breguet 693 No38 was shot down by a Me109. The crew is unscathed.    
GENTIER Maurice
Sergeant
Radio
Killed in aerial combat on June 6, 1940    
GENTY René
Lieutenant
Crew Chief
He joined the air force in April 1936.
The Leo 451 No151 was shot down by Fighters on June 6, 1940. Lieutenant GENTY, injured, parachuted.
Born in Monthermé, in the Ardennes  
GEOFFROY Louis
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
         
GERARDOT Paul - Jacques
Lieutenant-Colonel
Crew Chief
Paul GERARDOT, a Saint-Cyr alumnus (1917), began his career in the infantry in 1919. He joined the Air Force in February 1921, and was commissioned as an Observer.
He was commissioned as a pilot in 1925 and took part in a number of raids.
He commanded the 16th Escadrille of the 34th Aviation Regiment, and worked for a time in the Cabinet of the Under-Secretary of State for the Air in 1931, before being assigned to the New Aircraft group at Villacoublay.
In 1933, he took part in the Croisière Noire (28 Potez 25TOEs flew from Istres to North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa). On his return, he took command of the Ecole Supérieure de Guerre.
In October 1938, he became Deputy Commander of the 51st Wing, then Commander of the GB I/51 with which he began the French Campaign. In September 1939, he took command of the 31st Wing, replacing the Lieutenant-Colonel who had been taken prisoner on September 9, 1939.
On October 6, 1939, returning from a reconnaissance mission over Germany, LéO 451 No6 was shot down by two German fighters.
Paul GERARDOT, whose leg was fractured in the crash, was taken prisoner. He is interned at Oflag IV-D near Elsterhorst.

He managed to escape in December 1940, and joined the Free Zone. He became Commander of the 8th Bombardment Group based at Al-Aouina, Tunisia, then Chief of Staff of the Air Force Command in AFN and AOF in 1943. In September 1944, he was appointed Chief of the French Section of the XII° Air Tactical Command.


In August 1945, he was appointed Deputy Inspector General of the French Air Force, and from March 1946, Chief of the General Staff of the French Air Force.
Paul GERARDOT's staff included Georges AOUACH, none other than the pilot of LéO451 n°6, which he crashed on October 6, 1939.
From February 1947, he was in charge of the Centre d'Enseignement Supérieur Aérien.
At his request, he was placed on leave of absence in July 1949, and put on permanent leave from flying personnel in January 1950.

Born July 6, 1898 in Paris (75)
Died April 4, 1980, Versailles (78 - Yvelines)
GERAUD Pierre
Adjutant
GB II/35
Pilot
The Breguet 691 No 39 is shot down on May 18, 1940 by 10 Me109. The crew, unharmed is made prisoner  
GIARD Paul
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
On May 16, 1940, the Breguet 693 No30 was shot down by the Flak. The crew is taken prisoner.  
GIBRON robert
Staff-Sergeant
GB II/21
Pilot
Killed by accident on May 25, 1940    
GILLET
Lieutenant
Navigator
   
GILLET Jacques - Pierre
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
The Douglas DB7 No41 is shot down by Fighters on June 10, 1940: the crew is killed. Born on 6 January 1913 at Calais (62 - Pas de Calais)
Killed on 20 May 1940 at Raisnes (59 - Nord)
GILLET Pierre - Michel
Lieutenant
Crew Chief
Killed on 14 April 1940 aboard the Leo 451 No 111 : the plane crashed during a training flight at low altitude. Born January 30, 1906 in Paris (75)
Killed on April 14, 1940 at Cornilhac-Corbières (11 - Aude)
GIMEL Raymond
Sergeant
GB II/21
Pilot
Killed in aerial combat on May 25, 1940    
GIONETTI
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
Breguet 693 No66 was severely damaged by the Flak on May 25, 1940. Sergeant GIONETTI was seriously injured.    
GIRARD Maurice
Sub-Lieutenant
Pilot
The Breguet 693 No70 was damaged by the Flak on June 9, 1940, and crashed to the ground: the crew was wounded ..  
GIRAUD
Sergeant
           
GIRAUDON André Fernand
Master-Corporal
Machine-Gunner
On May 22, 1940, the Breguet 693 No25 was shot down by the Flak during the attack of a motorized column. The crew is killed. Born August 22nd 1917 at Clermont-Ferrand (63 - Puy De Dôme)
Killed on 22 May 1940 at Esssigny Le Grand (02 - Aisne)
GIRIER
Général
Machine-Gunner
The Breguet 693 No3 is accidentally destroyed on landing on June 7, 1940, on the return of a test flight: General GIRIER is wounded in both legs.    
GOBEAU Jean
Chief Warrant Officer
Crew Chief
 
GODINEAU
Master-Corporal
Machine-Gunner
The Breguet 693 Nb 61 severely damaged by Me109 on June 5, 1940, crashed back on his land. The Corporal Corporal GODINEAU is seriously injured.    
GOHON Bernard
Sergeant
Pilot
Assigned to the GBA II/35 Group in May 1940, after completing his pilot training at the Istres school.        
GOMBERT Gérard - Louis
Staff-Sergeant
Pilot
Killed on 17 th May 1940: his aircraft, the LeO 451 No122, is shot down by the Flak. He will succeed in keeping his plane in the line of flight to allow the crew to jump. Born September 09, 1915 in Hellemes Lille (59 - Nord)
Killed May 17, 1940 at Rocquigny (02 - Aisne)
GONZALVEZ Robert
Sergeant
GB II/21
Radio
Killed in aerial combat on May 25, 1940    
GOSSET
Sub-Lieutenant
           
GOUGNON
Commander
Cder of Group
   
GOURAUD
Captain
GB II/62
Killed by accident on June 17, 1940    
GOURRON
Adjutant
cannoneer
On June 13, 1940, the Leo 451 No. 276 was shot down by Fighters. The crew parachutes. Adjutant GOURRON is injured.    
GOYER Albert
Chief Warrant Officer
Pilot
The Breguet 693 No9 is shot down by the flak during a ground attack on May 12, 1940. The Chief Warrant Officer GOYER, unharmed, is taken prisoner.  
GRANDCHAMP
Sergeant
cannoneer
Sergeant GRANCHAMP is credited with two victories during the French Campaign.
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. Sergeant GRANDCHAMP is injured.
   
GRANDREMY Jean - Alfred
Lieutenant
Crew Chief
On May 11, 1940, the LeO 451 No. 63, severely hit by the Flak, managed to rejoin his land, but was destroyed on landing. Lieutenant GRANDREMY has previously jumped into a parachute and will be taken prisoner. Born on 14 March 1912  
GRANGE Edmond
Staff-Sergeant
GB II/23
Radio
Killed in aerial combat on June 8, 1940    
GRENET Pierre
Commander
Pilot
The Breguet 693 No28 is literally cut in two by the Flak on May 18, 1940. Commander GRENET, boss of the GBA II / 54 is killed. Born on 6 January 1905 at Mantes (78 - Yvelines)
Killed on 18 May 1940 at Landrecies (59 - Nord)
GRIMAL Georges
Captain
Cder 3rd Sqn.
 
GRISONNI Louis
Staff-Sergeant
GB I/63
Pilot
Killed by mistake on May 22, 1940    
GROSS
Captain
GB II/32
   
GUEGAJEN
Chief Warrant Officer
Machine-Gunner
The Breguet 693 Nb 51, accident in Orléans-Bricy on June 20, 1940, will be abandoned on the spot. the crew is unscathed.    
GUELOU Georges - Hyacinthe
Staff-Sergeant
  He later joined the GB I/19 "Gascogne" and was killed on August 18, 1944 aboard the B26 Marauder serial 42 107706 coded "69" during a bombing mission on the German batteries at Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer (Var),
The aircraft, hit by flak, fell into the sea. The crew was killed.
Born March 04, 1915 in Plougrescant (22 - Côtes-d'Armor)
Killed August 18, 1944 at Toulon (83 - Var)
 
GUENOU Fernand
Staff-Sergeant
GB II/62
Machine-Gunner
Wounded and taken prisoner on June 12, 1940    
GUERCHON Paul
Corporal
Cannoneer
       
GUERIN
Sergeant
GB II/19
Machine-Gunner
Wounded and taken prisoner on 22 May 1940    
GUESPIN
Staff-Sergeant
Radio
   
   
GUICHON Claude Pierre
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
Breguet 693 No20 was destroyed by the Flak on May 16, 1940. The crew was killed. Born on 4 May 1916 in
Paris (75)
Killed on 16 May 1940 at Chaumont Porcien (08 - Ardennes)
GUIDEAU
Sergeant
Radio
         
GUIDICELLI Etienne
Sergeant
GB II/21
Machine-Gunner
Killed by accident on May 25, 1940    
GUILLAUMIN
Sub-Lieutenant
           
GUILLOTEAU René - Jean
Lieutenant
Pilot
On the 25th of May, at the start of a mission, he hit Amiot 143 on his takeoff. His aircraft, a Bloch MB210, damaged, however, fulfilled his mission, but he could not return to his ground and would have to land on a closer terrain. Born on 6 April 1919 in Aytre (17 - Charente-Maritime)
Died in Paris (75) on 18 June 1993
 
GUILLOU Louis
Sergeant
         
GUIMBRETIERE
Sub-Lieutenant
Machine-Gunner
Seriously wounded May 20, 1940, aboard the Breguet 693 No65, damaged by the Flak  
GUINLE Hubert - Jean
Master-Corporal
Machine-Gunner
Hubert GUINLE was killed by British troops on 24 June 1941 in Palmyra, during the Syrian Campaign between the Allied Forces and the Vichy troops. Born on 19 June 1919 in Marsac (65 - Hautes-Pyrénées)
Killed on 24 June 1941 in Palmyra (Syria)
   
GUIONNET
Captain
GB II/23
Pilot
   
GUIRAL Denis - André
Adjutant
Pilot
On May 9th, 1940, while taking off for a training flight, the Léo 451 No 96, in loss of speed, crashes The Adjutant GUIRAL is killed. Born November 02, 1909 in Carmaux (81 - Tarn)
Killed May 10, 1940 at Arles (64 - Pyrénées Atlantiques)
 
GUISSET Marcel - Jacques
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
Killed on November 8, 1939 during a night mission: his aircraft, the Bloch MB200 No162, hit by flak, crashed to the ground. Born February 11, 1915 in Saint-Laurent de Cerdans (66 - Pyrénées Orientales)
Killed November 8, 1939 in Kollermisel (Germany)
GUITTENY
Commander
GB II/15
Commander of Group GB II/15    
GUSTIN Paul - Cyrille
Lieutenant
Pilot Cder 2nd Sqn.
And
Crew Chief
Born in Trieux (54 - Meurthe et Moselle) on 3 August 1905
Died 27 April 1976 at Montbard (21 - Côte d'Or)
GUYON Jean - Marie
Staff-Sergeant
Pilot
Jean Guyon was killed in Algeria in April 1943 while serving with GB I/11. Born on 26 May 1917 in Les Sables-D'Olonne (85 - Vendée)
Killed on 26 April 1943 in Biskra (Algeria)
   
GUYOT
Commander
GB I/32
   
GUYOT Armand
Chief Warrant Officer
GB II/21
Radio
Killed by accident on May 25, 1940