Chief-Warrant-Officer Henri DUPORT
Henri DUPORT, November 15, 1930.
Aged 23, he was Sergeant at the 22° aviation regiment.
He wears the gunner's badge.
BiographySource (Photos and information): Mrs MATHALY, daughter of the Chief Warrant Officer Henri DUPORT and Mr Dominique DUPORT, nephew of the Chief Warrant Officer Henri DUPORT
A career of 16 years in the Air Force
Henri DUPORT was born in 1907 in Nieuil l'Espoir, in Vienne.
On November 7, 1925, at the age of 18, he signed a 2-year commitment to military aeronautics and joined the 37th Aviation Regiment of Morocco. Corporal, patented gunner, he participates Immediately in the campaign of the Rif.
In 1927, he signed a new 3-year contract under the 37th RAO and was assigned to the 22nd RAO in Chartres. He returned to civilian life between 1930 and 1935, when he signed a new 2-year contract for the 3rd squadron stationed in Casablanca. A career non-commissioned officer in 1937, assigned to the GB II/63 at the time of the declaration of war in 1939, he participated with his unit in the French campaign, and when the unit retreated to Algeria, he takes part in air operations on Sicily and Libya. He will be named to the order of the Air Wing with the awarding of the War Cross with Bronze Star for a mission accomplished on May 26, 1940.
Patented aircraft commander in 1942, he was sent on a mission to France in the region of Marseille as an individual and will remain in the south of France until October 1944. He joined the bases of Agadir and Marrakech.
On March 27, 1946, he was placed in a retreat position by personal sailing age limit. Demobilized he resides in Morocco until 1960.
Henri Duport died in Perpignan in 1976.
His assignments :During his career, from 1925 to 1946, he will join the following garrisons:
1925 - 1928 :- Fez and auxiliary airfields - III group of the 37th aviation regiment, 1st, 4th, 9th squadron..
1928 - 1930 :- Chartres - 22e aviation régiment, 4th Squadron.
1935 - 1938 :- Casablanca - 3rd EASM, 4th Squadron, 63rd Air Wing, GAR 581, 4th Squadron.
1938 - September 2nd, 1939 :- Marrakech GBII / 63, 4th squadron - Campaign of France (Evreux, Châteauroux, Jonzac, Lézignan)
June 23,1940 - July 10, 1940 :- Aïn Beida (Algérie) - Campagne against Italy (Sicily, Tripolitania)
July 11,1940 - June 17, 1941 :- Marrakech
July 30, 1941 - October 27, 1942 :- Casablanca - GBI/32, 4th Squadron
28 Octobre 1942 - 1 Septembre 1944 :- On mission in the South of France Assignment of detachment: :January 1st, 1943 : Air Service Agent "to the public aviation safety group No 71 in Aix-en-Provence.
June 25, 1943 : Air Service Agent "to the Public Air Safety Group No.3/71 in Montpellier.
September 1st, 1944 : 3rd Air Rifle Battalion, Montpellier, (FAFFI Command)November 2, 1944 - October 1st, 1945 :- Agadir - School of Machine Gunners and Armament Mechanics
October 2, 1945 - February 5, 1946 :
- Marrakech - CIDEM, company deposit of the crews multi engines
April 1927 - Maroc - Airfield of Assaka :37th Observation Air Force Regiment - 9th Squadron
Rif Campaign (Morocco)
Corporal Henri DUPORT at the post of gunner on a Breguet XIV TOE
1927 - Maroc :37th Observation Air Force Regiment
Sergeant Henri DUPORT, in front of a Potez 25 TOE
1929 - Chartres :2nd Chartres Aviation Regiment - 4th Squadron
Sergeant Henri DUPORT wears the insignia of machine gunner
1938 - Marrakech :GBII / 63 - 4th Squadron.Sergeant Chief Henri DUPORT in front of a Liore & Olivier LeO 206
1930 : Cross of the Fighter
1930 : Medal of peace (Spain)
1938 : Ouissam Alaouite Sherifian: Knight
1940 : 39/40 war cross with bronze star
1941 : Military Medal
August 19, 1940 : To the order of the air squadron, II / 63, 4th squadron. Under the direct support bombing operations, May 26, 1940.
Citation to the Order of the Air Wing including the award of the War Crusade with Bronze Star
May 23, 1927. Colonel CAPAZ of the Spanish army. As part of the precision of the French air support of the aircraft 6 and 7, during the release of the Spanish mobile group on May 22, 1927
Award of the Spanish Medal of Peace (Rif War).
August 2, 1927 : Aircraft gunner
1st June 1942 : Airplane Commander
February 5, 1945: Higher Certificate of Armament Mechanic
Aircraft Gunner's Certificate No. 418 obtained August 2, 1927