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1019 Reconnaissance crew members are listed bellow in alphabetical order.

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Name
Rank
Unit
Post
Informations
Civil-statut
Photo
Indiv. Card
Citations
CADOUX Gaston - Victor
Corporal
Machine-Gunner
On November 7, his aircraft, the Potez 63-11 No 31, attacked by 9 Me109 must land on the belly .. Corporal CADOUX is killed during the fight. Born in Paris 12° on 26 May 1918
Killed at Augny on 7 November 1939
 
CAMBEFORT Jacques - Jean
Sub-Lieutenant
GAO 517
Observer
Mentioned in the official journal of October 28th 1940 for two missions carried out within the GR II/36 on April 1st and May 26th 1940. He also belonged to GAO 517 (see photo), without precise date to date
Born on 4 September 1911 in Salvagnac (81 - Tarn)
Died in Paris on 6 April 1983
CAMPMAS
Master-Corporal
Machine-Gunner
 
 
CAMUS
Adjutant
Observer
       
CANONNE
Sergeant
Pilot
On September 6, 1939, returning from a night mission in bad weather, the Potez 637 No.47 must land in the campaign on the belly and is destroyed.The crew is unscathed.    
CANONNE Jean - Emmanuel
Staff-Sergeant
Observer
Killed aboard Le Mureaux 115 n � 57 shot by German Fighters on May 19, 1940. Born on 18 July 1914 at Roubaix (59 - Nord)
Killed at Boves (80 - Somme) on 19 March 1940
CANTENER Henri
Lieutenant
Pilot
Henri CANTENER, then Colonel, is the author of the book "Hommage aux Ailes Lorraines 1915 - 1965" published in 1968. Born April 9, 1898
CAPDEVIELLE
Sergeant
GAO I/551
Machine-Gunner
   
CAPDEVILLE Paul Antoine
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
Killed on September 17, 1939 aboard Bloch MB131 No. 86. This one, attacked by 5 Me109 lands in flame and finishes his race in the trees. Born March 10, 1915 in Palalda (66 - Pyrénées Orientales)
Killed on September 17, 1939 at Morhange (57 - Moselle)
 
CAPPOEN
Lieutenant
GAO I/520
Observer
Wounded in aerial combat on September 10, 1939    
CARASSOU-MAILLAN Jean - Georges
Staff-Sergeant
Observer
On May 18, 1940, after returning from a ferry flight, Potez 63-11 No.666 crashed on landing. Staff-Sergeant CARASSOU-MAILLAN is killed. Born in Cannes (06 - Alpes-Maritimes) on 13 June 1917
Killed on 18 May 1940 at La Tronche (38 - Isère)
 
CARCAUT André - Jean
Lieutenant
Pilot
Born in Bordeaux (33 - Gironde) on 11 February 1899
Died at Talence (33 - Gironde) on 4 March 1982
   
CARDON Roger
Adjutant
GAO II/520
Machine-Gunner
Wounded in aerial combat on May 20, 1940    
CAREUR
Corporal
Machine-Gunner
   
   
CARLIER
Lieutenant
Observer
   
CAROL Marius
Captain
4th Squadron leader
Born in Béziers (34 - Hérault) on 16 January 1901
Died at Arros-de-Nay (64 - Pyrénées-Atlantiques) on 12 November 1986
 
CARTERON Georges
1st class soldier
GAO 586
Assistant Mechanic / Machine Gunner
Accidentally killed on May 8, 1940 aboard Potez 630 No. 43 on the basis of El Aouina (Tunisia)  
 
CAZENAVE François
Captain
from May 18,1940
Observer
Seconded observer officer (Army Officer: Mountain Artillery) posted to GAO II/51 on mobilisation, then to GR II/33 from 18 May to 20 June 1940. Born on 17 February 1904 in Toulon (83 - Var), Died on 31 August 1996 in St Ismier (38 - Isère)      
CASES
Staff-Sergeant
GAO I/584
Pilot
   
CASTELLANA Gratien - Amédée
Lieutenant
Pilot
Killed aboard the Potez 637 No14, shot December 21, 1939 by ,,, 2 British Hurricane, deceived by the silhouette of the Potez very similar to that of the German Me110.
Born on December 12, 1915 in Perpignan (66 - Pyrénées Orientales)
Killed on 21 December 1939 at Souilly sur Aire (55 - Meuse)
CASTERAN Roger
Chief-Warrant-Officer
GAO I/520
Pilot
Roger CASTERAN left Groupe GR II/36 in mid-May 1940 to join GAO I/520.      
CASTRE Daniel
Sergeant
Pilot
On May 15, 1940, his aircraft, Potez 63-11 No192 was hit by the Flak. The pilot manages to land in a field, but Lieutenant CASTRES is injured.  
CATHALA Adrien - Jean-Baptiste
Chief Warrant Officer
Pilot
- On September 29, 1939, his aircraft, the Potez 540 No.160, was accidentally destroyed on landing when returning from a night mission. Chief Warrant Officer CATHALA is unharmed.
- On May 22, 1940, his aircraft, a Potez 63-11 was hit by the Flak during a low-altitude mission. The Chief Warrant Officer CATHALA is seriously injured and it is the Observer, Lieutenant BOURGOIN who manages to bring the aircraft back to the ground and the landing gear. Staff Sergeant CATHALA will die shortly after landing.
Born on 23 July 1908 at La Livinière (34 - Hérault)
Killed on 22 May 1940 at Metz (57 - Moselle)
CATON Max - Etienne
Lieutenant
Pilot
October 16, 1939, his Aircraft, the Potez 637 No. 17 is hit hard by the flak and crashes. Lieutenant CATON, seriously wounded dies two days later. Born in Paris on 5 January 1897
Killed on 18 October 1939 in Darmstadt (Germany)
 
CATOT
Chief Warrant Officer
Pilot
On October 3, 1939, his aircraft, the Mureaux 115 No. 39 crashed accidentally: the crew was unscathed    
CATTOEN Louis Arthur
Staff-Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
On May 10, 1940, his aircraft, Potez 63-11 No. 425 was shot down by German Fighters. The crew is killed. Born November 27, 1916, Hautefort (24 - Dordogne), France
Killed May 10, 1940 at Echternach (Luxembourg)
CAUJOLLES Joseph
Sub-Lieutenant
GAO 517
Pilot
Killed in aerial combat on June 4, 1940    
CAUQUILL
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
May 12, 1940, his Aircraft, the Potez 63-11 No.80 is damaged by the Flak. ALieutenanthough seriously injured, the Pilot managed to land in the field but died soon after. Sergeant CAUQUILL is unharmed    
CAZENAVE
Captain
GAO II/551
Observer
   
CAZENAVE
Sergeant
Pilot
On May 19, 1940, Potez 63-11 No.580 was shot down by Me109. Sergeant CAZENAVE is taken prisoner.    
CECCALDI André
Captain
Observer
On May 24, 1940, the Potez 63-11 No.432 was shot down by the Flak during a low-altitude mission. Captain CECCALDI is killed. Born on 12 June 1902 at Bou-Saâda (Algeria)
Killed on 25 May 1940 at Sarton (62 - Pas Calais)
CHABERT
Staff-Sergeant
Radio - Machine-Gunner
 
 
CHAILA Georges
Captain
Observer
Observer Officer seconded to the Group on September 9, 1940      
CHALARD Michel - Joseph
Sergeant
Pilot
From 1943 to 1945, Michel CHALARD took part in the Italian Campaign. He left the French Air Force in 1952 with the rank of Captain.
He then became a test pilot at SNCAN (the future "Nord Aviation") and took part in the testing of the Nord 1500 "Griffon" and Nord 1405 "Gerfaut".
He was killed on 26 April 1957 at the controls of a Nord 2501 "Nordatlas": he had accumulated more than 7,000 flying hours.
Born 17 January 1919, Villeurbanne (69 - Rhône)
Died at Melun-Villaroche (77 - Seine et Marne) on 26 April 1957
 
CHAMPAGNE Eugène
Adjutant
Pilot
Born in Vigeois (19 - Corrèze) on 16 June 1910
Died at Bourges (18 - Cher) on 15 September 2008
   
CHAMPEAUX Julien - Eugène
Sub-Lieutenant
Pilot
Sub-Lieutenant CHAMPEAUX will be killed on 30/12/1941 in Rabat (Morocco) during the test of a Glenn Martin 167F Born on 1 April 1912 in Reims (51 - Marne)
Killed at Rabat (Morocco) on 30 December 1941
 
CHANGRIN Marcel - Louis
Staff-Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
On January 10, 1940, POTE 63-11 No.184 and shot down by 4 BF109. The crew is killed. Born on 12 January 1913 at Bourg en Bresse (01 - Ain)
Killed on 10 January 1940 at Felkirch (68 - Haut-Rhin)
 
CHANTELOU Edouard - Georges
Sergeant
Pilot
On June 19, 1940, the Potez 63-11 No.197 hit by the Flak, crashes into the yard of a farm and catches fire. The crew is killed. Born in Loos (59 - Nord) on 1 October 1919
Killed at Cirières (79 - Deux-Sèvres) on 19 June 1940
CHAPAT Jean - Louis
Staff-Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
On May 23, 1940, his aircraft, the Potez 63-11 No.402 is attacked by Me109. The pilot manages to return to the field. but Staff Sergeant CHAPAT was killed during the fight. Born on 6 January 1916 at Mont de Vougney (25 - Doubs)
Killed on 23 May 1940 at Mantes (78 - Yvelines)
CHAREYRE
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
On June 8, 1940, while taking off for a mission, the Potez 63-11 No.800 struck a Morane 406 and caught fire. The crew is unscathed.    
CHARLIER André
Chief Warrant Officer
Observer

On May 19, 1940, his Aircraft, a Potez 637 is attacked by 9 Me109 and, in flames, must land in campaign. Adjutant CHARLIER is injured.

André CHARLIER was killed on July 6, 1944 in England while serving with GB I/25 of the FAFL.

Born December 1, 1910 in Broque (67 - Bas Rhin)
Killed July 6, 1944 in Thorne Colliery (United Kingdom)
CHARRIER
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
   
CHASTANET Marcel - Jean dit "Elie"
Captain
Observer
Captain Marcel CHASTANET was an Artillery Captain.
On 22nd April 1934, he did a training course at the Avord School to become an Aircraft Observer.
On 1 October 1934, he was seconded for a year to the 38th Air Wing before joining the No 101 Air Battalion on 2 September 1939. He was assigned to the air force section of the 1st Land Army and was seconded to GR I/36. Badge number: 5959
On 6 June 1940, despite fighter protection, Potez 63-11 no. 161 was shot down in flames by a group of 30 Me109s. The crew was killed.
Captain CHASTANET was buried near the aircraft with Sergeant JOST. He was moved to Cavillon military cemetery, and his ashes were transferred after the war to Saint Salvadour cemetery in Corrèze.
Born on 8 November 1906 at Beaumont (19 - Corrèze)
Killed on 6 June 1940 at Cavillon (80 - Somme)
CHATILLON Lucien - Louis
Adjutant
Machine-Gunner
On June 8, 1940, the Potez 63-11 No.691 was shot down by the Flak while strafing a group of German armored vehicles. The plane must land in the countryside. The crew is unscathed. Born on 13 August 1910 in Madagascar
Died at Viriat (01 - Ain) on 17 February 2001
CHAUDEL Bernard - Marie
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
On June 19, 1940, the Potez 63-11 No.197 hit by the Flak, crashes into the yard of a farm and catches fire. The crew is killed. Born on 15 August 1916 at Le Val Doré (27 - Eure)
Killed on 19 June 1940 at Cirières (79 - Deux-Sèvres)
CHAUMONT Albert Henri
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
On May 10, 1940, his aircraft, Potez 63-11 No. 425 was shot down by German Fighters. The crew is killed. Born March 13, 1917 at Chamoy (10 - Aube)
Killed May 10, 1940 at Echternach (Luxembourg)
CHAUTARD Gustave
Adjutant
GR II/62
Chief of board
       
CHAUVET
Captain
GAO 552
   
CHERY Henry - Louis
Lieutenant
Observer
Tank officer seconded to the Air Force. He will be the first to report the enemy armoured columns in the Ardennes on May 12, 1940 : the 9th Army General Staff will not believe him...      
CHEVALLIER André - Edmond
Staff-Sergeant
Pilot
On May 15, 1940, his aircraft, Potez 63-11 No. 388, was badly hit by the Flak and crashed. Seriously wounded, Staff Sergeant CHEVALIER is taken prisoner. Born in Gland (02 - Aisne) on 11 May 1909
Died at Chateau-Thierry (02 - Aisne) on 21 December 2007
CHEVASSUS Fernand - Eugène
Lieutenant
Observer
Fernand CHEVASSUS was a civil engineer with a degree from ECAM (Catholic School of Arts and Crafts) and a doctorate in science. After the war, he ran an engineering consultancy and imported special products for the rubber industry. Born in Chevrières (60 - Oise) on 10 December 1906
Died at Viroflay (78 - Yvelines) on 2 January 1988
     
CHEVASSUS Raoul - Léon
Adjutant
Pilot
On October 31, 1939, Bloch 131 No.73 crashed during a field test at Dole. Adjutant CHEVASSUS, wounded, will not return to the Group: He joins the Officers School of Active for which he was admitted. Born 23 February 1908 in Vescles (39 - Jura)
Died at Besançon (25 - Doubs) on 23 October 1985
 
CHEYSSON Jean
Lieutenant
GAO I/589
Observer
Killed in aerial combat on June 2, 1940    
CHIERS
Sub-Lieutenant
GAO I/508
Machine-Gunner
   
CHOCQUET
Pilot
         

CHOLET Gabriel - Amour

Sergeant
Pilot

Before the war, Gabriel CHOLET was a mechanic at Air Touraine. He qualified as a Tourist Pilot in June 1937, and as a Military Pilot in March 1939 at Istres.

He was sent for training in the winter of '39 and only returned on June 10, 1940, unable to take part in the fighting.

Born 23 July 1919, Dijon (21 - Côte d'Or)
Died at Buis-Les-Baronnies (26 - Drôme) on 3 September 1977
     
CHOULET Bernard - Louis
Sub-Lieutenant
Pilot
Bernard CHOULET was killed on 18 May 1942 in Tunisia. Born on 2 October 1912 in Rouffiac
Killed on 18 May 1942 near EL-Aouina (Tunisia)
 
CHRETIEN
Commander
GAO I/514
   
CLAUSSE
Commander
GAO 552
   
CLEMENCEAU Pierre - Jean
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
On November 22, 1939, Bloch 131 No.122 was shot down by Morane MS406 from GC II/2. Sergeant CLEMENCEAU is killed. Born on 18 October 1915 at Bussac-Forêt (17 - Charente-Maritime)
Killed on 22 November 1939 at La Fère (02 - Aisne)
 
CLEMENT Henri - Armand
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
Killed on May 28, 1940 following an accident on takeoff aboard POTEZ 63-11 n ° 448 Born on 29 November 1915 at La Courtine Massingy les Semur
Killed at Lure (70 - Haute-Saône) on 28 May 1940
 
CLEMENT René - Marie
Lieutenant
Observer
     
COCHARD
Staff-Sergeant
GAO 552
Pilot
   
COCHETEL
Lieutenant
Observer
On June 19, 1940, his aircraft, the Potez 63-11 n° 196 is the victim of an accident following a setting spin: Lieutenant COCHETEL parachute jump, and landed unscathed.    
COCU Pierre
Staff-Sergeant
Pilot
Seriously injured aboard the Mureaux 115 No. 57 shot by German Fighters on May 19, 1940.  
COIGNIER Marcel
Sub-Lieutenant
GAO I/506
Pilot
Killed in aerial combat on May 27, 1940    
COLIN Marcel - Alphonse
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
After being severely hit by the Flak, Potez 63-11 No.163 was forced to land train returned to the field May 11, 1940. Sub-Lieutenant COLIN is seriously injured.  
COLIN Paul - Maurice
Sub-Lieutenant
Pilot
On June 5, 1940, the Potez 63-11 No. 588 was shot down by German Fighters. The crew is killed. Born April 14, 1909 at Tours (37 - Indre et loire)
Killed on June 5, 1940 at Campneuseville (76 - Seine-Maritime)
COLLOMB Jean-Albert
Sub-Lieutenant
GAO 517
Observer
Wounded in aerial combat on June 4, 1940    
COLLOT René - Jean
Sub-Lieutenant
GAO 586
Pilot
Joined the Group GR II/33 on May 22, 1940 from GAO 586.
On June 9, 1940, the Potez 63-11 No665 was shot down by the Flak during a reconnaissance flight at low altitude. The crew, wounded, is taken prisoner.
Born in Autun (71 - Saône et Loire) on 9 February 1916
Died at Corbeil-Essones (91 - Essones) on 4 September 1999
 
COLOMINES
Sergeant
Pilot
He was sent for training in the winter of '39 and only returned on June 10, 1940, unable to take part in the fighting.        
COLPIN Paul
Lieutenant
GAO 552
Observer
Killed in aerial combat on May 13, 1940    
COMBEAU René
Captain
Observer
René COMBEAU saw action in both world wars.
A silversmith by trade, he enlisted in September 1910 and was posted to the 131st Infantry before joining the Air Force in November 1917. He qualified as a pilot in 1918.
Born on 31 May 1891 Paris (75)    
COMBES Jean - Marc
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
He was killed in an accident on 15 October 1941 aboard a Potez 63-11 n°387 of the GR //22 Group. Born in Montélimar (26 - Drôme) on 22 April 1918
Killed at Busset (03 - Allier) on 15 October 1941
     
COMPIN Henri
Captain
GAO 546
Observer
   
CONFURON Marcel
Lieutenant
GAO I/584
Observer
   
CONSTANTIN
Adjutant
Pilot
On June 10, 1940, Potez 63-11 No50 was seriously damaged by the Flak, but managed to reach his land. The crew is unharmed, but the aircraft is destroyed.    
COQUETON Gabriel - Georges
Lieutenant
Observer
Killed aboard Potez 63-11 No. 297 shot down by 9 Me109 on May 13, 1940. Born 23 May 1913 at Guéret (23 - Creuse)
Killed at Aarschot (Belgium) on 13 May 1940
CORNEILLE
Sergeant
Pilot
He was sent for training in the winter of '39 and only returned on June 10, 1940, unable to take part in the fighting.        
CORNET Jean
Lieutenant
GAO 515
Observer
       
CORNU Roger
Sergeant
Pilot

Roger CORNU obtained his pilot's licence on 1 August 1939 (licence no. 27890).

On October 17, 1939, his aircraft, the Potez 390 No. 88 is destroyed on landing: the crew is unscathed

   
CORNU Jean
Staff-Sergeant
GAO 582
Machine-Gunner
Killed by accident on June 3, 1940    
CORNU
Sergeant
Observer
   
CORSANINI
Lieutenant-Colonel
GAO 553
Observer
   
CORTAL
Aspirant
Machine-Gunner
         
COSTES
Staff-Sergeant
 
 
COTTE Damiens
Staff-Sergeant
GAO I/551
Pilot
Wounded in aerial combat on June 8, 1940    
COUDERC Jean
Staff-Sergeant
Pilot
     
COUDERQ Jean - Jacques
Lieutenant
Pilot
On May 10, 1940, Potez 63-11 No.202, severely damaged by the Flak, managed to reach the Gubelange field. Lieutenant COUDERQ is unharmed, but the Observer, accidentally ejected from the aircraft, parachutes and is taken prisoner on the ground Born 13 January 1914 at Maleville (12 - Aveyron)
Died December 25th 2000 at Aressy (64 - Pyrénées Atlantiques)
COUDOUX Pierre - Louis
Chief Warrant Officer
Pilot

On May 17, 1940, his aircraft, the Potez 63-11 No. 219, hit by the Flak, must land in the countryside where he is burned by the unharmed crew.

He later joined the Free French Forces and was killed on December 7, 1944 while serving with GB I/31.

Born on 16 July 1909 in Oran (Algeria)
Killed on 7 December 1944 at Blagnac (31 - Haute-Garonne)
COULLET Louis
Adjutant
GAO II/514
Observer
Killed by accident on June 18, 1940    
COULOMNIER Pierre Dominique
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner�
On June 19, 1940, his aircraft, the Potez 63-11 n° 196 is the victim of an accident following a spin: Sergeant COULOMNIER parachute, but it goes into a torch and he kills himself. 'landing. Born on 25 February 1918 at Chaudron en Mauges (49 - Maine et loire)
Killed on 19 June 1940 at Cheminas (07 - Ardèche)
COULPIER
Staff-Sergeant
Pilot
         
COURMES
Sergeant
Pilot
     
COURTIEU Emile - André
Commander
Assistant to the Group Commander
Born 27 June 1895, Lyon (69 - Rhône)
Died at Bron (69 - Rhône) on 14 February 1975
   
COUTURE Maurice
Lieutenant
GAO I/508
Observer
Killed in aerial combat on May 26, 1940    
CREPUT
Staff-Sergeant
GAO 586
Pilot
Joined the Group GR II/33 on May 22, 1940 from GAO 586.
On June 16, 1940, the Potez 63-11 No. 718 was destroyed by accident during a flight at very low altitude: flying too low, these propellers touch the ground, and the pilot must land in the countryside ... crew is unharmed.
   
CRETENIER Abel - Adolphe
Staff-Sergeant
Pilot
Adolphe CRETENIER joined the GAO 509 just before mobilisation. He is an experienced pilot with 1500 flying hours to his credit. In particular, he completed an advanced training course at the Etampes flying school. He had also flown the POTEZ 25, Breguet 27, Mureaux 115 and Bloch MB200 while serving with the 31st Wing.
He took on the role of instructor, and trained many young GAO 509 pilots in dual control.
Born in Paris (75) on 21 June 1910
Died at Parçay-Meslay (37 - Indre et Loire) on 5 July 2001
     
CROISILLE Maurice - Léon       Born on 13 December 1915      
CROS Félix - Adrien
Captain
Commander of the Group GR I/36
Left the Group on May 1st 1940 to join the Expeditionary Corps of Novège. Replaced by his classmate, Commander Jouhaud... Born in Béziers on 13 May 1905  
CROZON
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
On September 26, 1939, Bloch MB131 N � 80 is shot down by 6 Me109. Sergeant CROZON is seriously injured    
CRUTEL Robert
Adjutant
Machine-Gunner
On May 17, 1940, his aircraft, the Potez 63-11 No. 219, hit by the Flak, must land in the countryside where he is burned by the unharmed crew. Born November 8, 1911 in Calais (62 - Pas de Calais)
Died January 3, 1983, Chartres (28 - Eure)
CUGNOT Georges - Albert
Staff-Sergeant
Pilot
With a civilian pilot's licence in his pocket, Georges CUGNOT joined the French Air Force in January 1936 for three years. In 1937, he was attached to the GR I/52. During the French Campaign, he flew 19 reconnaissance missions, including 7 at night. At the command of a Dewoitine D520, he managed to rejoin his unit, which had been transferred to North Africa. He later joined the FAFL and was assigned to transport squadrons. After the war, he pursued a busy flying career, notably at the controls of a venerable Junker 52. Source: Mr T. CUGNOT, his son, via the website http://www.aviation-memorial.com/Aviation/Cugnot/index.html Born in Blénod Les Toul (54 - Meurthe et Moselle) on 16 April 1915
Died at Bretagne-de-Marsan (40 - Landes) on 5 July 2000
 
CUILLE Gaston - Pierre
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
On 5 June 1940, after dropping off the Observer at Etrepagny airfield, Potez 63-11 no. 595 took off again to return to its airfield, but was attacked by a group of 9 Me109s and crashed to the ground. The crew was killed. Born on 9 October 1917 at Montgaillard (65 - Hautes-Pyrénées)
Killed on 5 June 1940 at Saint-Ouen-du-Tilleul (27 - Eure)
   
CUVILLIER Henri - Eugène
Staff-Sergeant
Pilot
Killed on June 5, 1940 aboard the Potez 63-11 No. 250 shot by German Fighters. Born at Saint-Omer (62 - Pas de Calais) on 15 October 1916
Killed on 5 June 1940 at Senlis (62 - Pas de Calais)