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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
MAGNIN
Adjutant
Machine-Gunner
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.    
MAHIEUX Ernest
Captain
Observer
     
MAINGUY
Commander
GAO 511
   
MAISONNOBE Germain
Captain
Staff group Commander of the Group GAO 509        
MALHERBE Roland
Adjutant
Machine-Gunner
Staff-Sergeant in 1937, he was appointed adjutant on April 1, 1940  
   
MALLE
Aspirant
GR II/52
Pilot
   
MANCERI
Staff-Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
         
MANESCAU Marie
Lieutenant
GR II/55
Pilot
Killed in aerial combat on May 18, 1940    
MANN André
Sub-Lieutenant
GAO 503
Observer
Killed in aerial combat on May 16, 1940  
 
MANO
Lieutenant
Observer
         
MARCHAL
Adjutant
Observer
   
MARCUSSE Robert - Vincent
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
May 12, 1940, his Aircraft, the Potez 63-11 No.80 is touched by the Flak. ALieutenanthough seriously injured, the Pilot managed to land in the field but died soon after. Sub-Lieutenant MARCUSSE is also killed. Born on 21 July 1916 at Geaune (88 - Vosges)
Killed on 12 May 1940 at Pommérieux (57 - Moselle)
MARIAGE Pierre
Commander
 
MARICHY André
Sergeant
Radio - Machine-gunner
     
MARIE Pierre - Charles
Chief Warrant Officer
Observer
- On November 7, his aircraft, Potez 63-11 No31, attacked by 9 Me109 must land on the belly. The Chief Warrant Officer MARIE is unscathed.
- On January 13, 1940, the Chief Warrant Officer MARIE is forced to evacuate in flight his aircraft, a bloch MB131 caught in the mist. His parachute goes into a torch and he kills himself when he gets to the ground.
Born on 03 June 1908 at Berchères Les Pierres (28 - Eure et Loire)
Killed on 13 January 1940 at Hautecourt les Bovilles (55 - Meuse)
 
MARINET Gabriel
Sub-Lieutenant
GAO 513
Pilot
       
MARRAST Marcelin
Captain
GAO 547
Pilot
Killed in aerial combat on May 14, 1940    
MARSEILLE Jean
Sub-Lieutenant
GAO I/514
Pilot
Killed in aerial combat on May 22, 1940    
MARTELLIERE Pierre Adolph
Master-Corporal
Machine-Gunner
Killed on September 9, 1939 aboard the Bloch MB131, which, badly damaged during an air combat with 6 ME109, manages to join his land, but crashes on landing. Born September 4, 1918 in Choue (41 - Loir et Cher)
Killed on September 9, 1939 at Toul (54 - Meurthe et Moselle)
MARTIN
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner´┐Ż
On June 24, 1940, his aircraft, No 63 Potez 63-11, was damaged during an air fight with a Me109 and was destroyed on landing. June 24, 1940. Sergeant MARTIN is wounded during the engagement.    
MARTIN
Staff-Sergeant
GR II/52
Pilot
   
MARTIN Dominique
Master-Corporal
GAO 547
Machine-Gunner
Wounded and taken prisoner on May 14, 1940    
MARTIN Robert
Lieutenant
GAO 510
Observer
Killed in aerial combat on June 8, 1940    
MARTINANT-SURIN
Staff-Sergeant
GAO 513
Machine-Gunner
Wounded by accident on May 28, 1940    
MARTIN-DES-PALLIERES Jean
Captain
GAO I/589
   
MARTINET Louis - Jean-Marie
Captain
Pilot
Born April 5, 1901    
MARTINI
Staff-Sergeant
GR II/55
Machine-Gunner
Wounded in aerial combat on May 18, 1940    
MARTRE Marcel - François
Captain
Observer
In 1936, Marcel MARTRE was appointed Air Force Lieutenant in Brazzaville.
He returned to Metropolitan France in 1938 and took part in the French Campaign as Commander of GR I/52 from May 1940.
Marcel MARTRE joined the Free French Forces and took part in the fighting with the French expeditionary corps and the Provence landings.
After the war, he attended the Ecole de Guerre, then took part in the Indochina War. He was Inter-Allied Commander in Europe and was responsible for the 2nd administrative office in Fontainebleau. He was also Chief of Staff of the Air Force in Germany.
Appointed Air Brigadier General in 1958, he was appointed Commander of the 3rd Air Zone in Bordeaux in April 1961.
He was appointed Air Division General in 1962.

June 15, 1940, his camera, a Bloch MB 174 is damaged by the Flak, but he manages to bring it back to the ground. Captain MARTRE is injured

Born on 5 December 1910 in Villelongue la Salanque (66 - Pyrénées Atlantiques)
Died in Boulogne Billancourt (92 - Haut de Seine) on 30 June 2003
MARTY André
Lieutenant
GR II/55
Pilot
Killed in aerial combat on June 21, 1940    
MARY Raymond Hyacinthe
Chief Warrant Officer
Machine-Gunner
Killed on May 13, 1940 aboard a Potez 63-11 by shots from the ground. Born March 29, 1903 at Mesnil-Germain (14 - Calvados)
Killed May 13, 1940 at Burthecourt (54 - Meurthe et moselle)
 
MARZLOFF
Captain
Observer
Cavalry Captain detached to the GAO III/551        
MASSIE Roger
Captain
Observer
Born on 20 June 1905
Killed on 5 December 1950
MASSONI Jean
Captain
GAO I/551
Observer and 3rd Squadron Leader

From GAO I / 551

Captain MASSONI was killed by accident on October 15, 1941.

Born in Nouméa (New Caledonia) on 12 March 1911
Killed at Busset (03 - Allier) on 15 October 1941
 
MATHELIN Roger - Claude
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
On June 7, 1940, Potez 63-11 No.827 was shot down by German fighters and crashed into flames on the ground. The crew is killed. Born in Lyon (69 - Rhône) on 17 June 1915
Killed at Roye (80 - Somme) on 7 June 1940
MATHERN Rémy - Joseph
Lieutenant
Observer
Born February 24, 1911 in Bernolsheim (67 - Bas-Rhin)
Killed November 12, 1948
     
MATHIVAT Georges
Sub-Lieutenant
GAO 547
Pilot
       
MATHY Pierre
Sub-Lieutenant
GAO 513
Pilot
       
MATIGNON
Chief Warrant Officer
Machine-Gunner
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 MATIGNON is injured.    
MAUREL Fernand
Lieutenant
GAO 503
Observer
       
MAURON
Staff-Sergeant
           
MAYENCON Auguste - André
Adjutant
Pilot
On June 6, 1940, despite a hunt protection, Potez 63-11 No.161 was shot down by a group of 30 Me109. The crew is killed: Adjutant MAYENCON is extracted from the seriously wounded aircraft, but will die in the hospital where he is taken. Born on 11 September 1913 at Ripes (38 - Isère)
Killed on 8 June 1940 at Cambrai (59 - Nord)
MAZERON
Staff-Sergeant
GAO I/514
Pilot
   
MAZIERE
Sergeant
GAO 546
Pilot
       
MEGRET-DE-DEVISE Christian
Captain
GAO II/520
Wounded and taken prisoner on May 24, 1940        
MEIGNAN Jacques - Paul
Sub-Lieutenant
Pilot
  Born on 15 July 1915      
MEITRET
Lieutenant
Pilot
On March 11, 1940, his aircraft, the Potez 63-11 No. 22 was destroyed on landing after an aerial combat with 5 Me109: Lieutenant MEITRET is wounded    
MELCHIOR Maurice
Aspirant
GAO 553
Observer
Wounded in aerial combat on February 23, 1940    
MELOT Jean
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
- 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.
- On October 3, 1939, Potez 637 No.39 was badly damaged by the Flak during a low-altitude mission. The Pilot managed to join the French lines, but crashed on landing. The crew is unscathed
- On December 21, 1939, Potez 637 No.41 was shot down by German fighters and crashed to the ground. The crew is killed
Born on 25 July 1912 at Montbard (21 - Côte d'Or)
Killed on 21 December 1939 at Barembach (67 - Bas-Rhin)
 
MENARD
Lieutenant
GAO I/551
Observer
   
MENET
Sergeant
GAO 510
Machine-Gunner
Wounded and taken prisoner on June 8, 1940    
MERCEUR Auguste Marie
Lieutenant

Pilot

Staff 1st Sqn.

Killed on June 21st, 1940 while trying to join the Group in Oran aboard a LeO 451 borrowed on the ground of Salon: After three attempts, the Aircraft ends up taking off but crushes on the ground: the crew is killed. Born February 6, Relecq-Kerhuon (29 - Finistère)
Killed June 21, 1940 at Salon de Provence (13 - Bouches du Rhône)
MERCY Antoine
Adjutant
GR II/52
Pilot
Wounded in aerial combat on September 30, 1939    
MERIC Jacques
Lieutenant
Observer
On June 13, 1940, his aircraft, the Potez 63-11 No 205, damaged in air combat, crashes on landing. Lieutenant MERIC is unhurt.  
MERMET Fran´┐Żois
Captain
GAO 581
Observer
Killed in aerial combat on June 13, 1940    
MESNAIN
Sergeant
GAO 512
Machine-Gunner
   
MEUNIER Jean
Chief-Warrant-Officer
GAO 513
       
MEYER René
Chief-Warrant-Officer
Pilot
     
MEYER-JARDIN
Commander
GAO 510
   
MEYZONADE
Captain
Observer
Observer Officer detached to the Group on September 9, 1940    
MICHET-DE-LA-BAUME
Captain
GAO 517
   
MICHON Robert
Sub-Lieutenant
GAO I/589
Pilot
       
MILLET Georges - Jean
Adjutant
Machine-Gunner
On May 17, 1940, Bloch MB 174 No. 9 was hit by the Flak. Sergeant MILLET, believing the lost plane parachutes, but kills himself by hitting the empennage. The pilot brings the aircraft back to Bourget without any trouble. Born on 17 April 1912 at Pont à Mousson (54 - Meurthe et Moselle)
Killed on 17 May 1940 at Grisy-Les-Plâtres (78 - Yvelines)
MILLET
Staff-Sergeant
GR II/52
Machine-Gunner
Wounded in aerial combat on May 11, 1940    
MILLION Henri
Staff-Sergeant
GAO 515
Pilot
       
MINARD
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
Confirmed presence in the Group from May 1940 to February 1941.        
MINARD Jean
Adjutant
Radio - Machine-Gunner
     
MINARO
Sergeant
GAO I/584
Machine-Gunner
   
MOGUEZ Henri
Commander
Pilot
On May 19, 1940, his aircraft, the Mureaux 115 No. 115 was shot down by German Fighters. Heavily wounded, Commander MOGUEZ parachuted himself.  
MOINEAU
Aspirant
     
   
MOLINIER
Master-Corporal
GAO 510
Machine-Gunner
Wounded in aerial combat on May 16, 1940    
MOLL
Sub-Lieutenant
GAO I/506
Observer
Killed in aerial combat on September 10, 1939    
MOLLE
Staff-Sergeant
GAO 543
Machine-Gunner
   
MOLLIERE
Adjutant
Pilot
   
MONEL
Lieutenant
GAO 518
Observer
   
MONIGARD Henri
Captain
Pilot and 2nd Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer
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 25 October 1910
MONNERET
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
On June 17, 1940, the Potez 63-11 n° 454 hit by the flak crashes close to a German motorized column: Sergeant MONNERET injured, is taken prisoner.    
MONTAGNON
Captain
Pilot
On May 12, 1940, he was taken prisoner after his aircraft, the Mureaux 115 No. 42, was hit by the Flak.    
MONTANTEME Georges - Marius
Lieutenant
Observer
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 11 August 1914  
MONTAUDIE Jean
Commander
GAO 518
Observer
   
MORDACQ Patrick
Captain
GAO IV/551
Observer
Detached from the 29th Dragon Regiment, he joined GAO IV / 551 on 09/29/1938 with the rank of Lieutenant. He will be promoted Captain on 01/10/1939. He was transferred on 01/10/1940 to the command of the air forces 29 of the 32nd air region.
Opposite, the photo of Captain MORDACQ as well as an extract from his service records
Born June 15, 1909 in Limoges (87 - Haute-Vienne)
Killed on commissioned service on February 26, 1945 in Algeria
 
MOREAU
Sergeant
Pilot
   
MOREAU René
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
His aircraft, the Potez 637 No. 5 is attacked by Me109 on October 31, 1939, he manages to regain his land, but Sergeant MOREAU is seriously injured    
MOREAU Edgard
Captain
Observer
On May 12, 1940, his aircraft, the Potez 637 No7 was hit by the flak during a reconnaissance at low altitude. The pilot manages to return to the field, but the Potez is irreparable. Captain Moreau is seriously injured.  
MOREAUX Philippe
Sub-Lieutenant
Pilot
On May 12, 1940, his aircraft, the Potez 63-11 No180 is badly damaged in an air fight with 4 Me109, and crashes in the field: the crew is unscathed.
On June 14, 1940, his aircraft, Potez 63-11 No604 was shot down by German Fighters. Sub-Lieutenant MOREAUX, injured, parachutes.
 
MOREL
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
       
MORIER
Staff-Sergeant
GR II/55
Pilot
   
MORILLON
Staff-Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
         
MOT André
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
On June 16, 1940, the Potez 63-11 No718 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.    
MOTTEZ Stéphane - Lucien
Lieutenant
Pilot
Born on 9 May 1914 in Saint-Brieuc (22 - Côte du Nord)
Died in Marseille (13 - Bouches du Rhône) on 25 July 2004
   
MOUGEL Paulin - Joseph
Chief Warrant Officer
Machine-Gunner
- Injured during an air fight on September 9, 1939
- On April 20, 1940, his aircraft, the Bloch MB174 No.31 is shot down by German Fighters. The crew is killed
Born on 22 October 1910 at Rupt-sur-Moselle (88 - Vosges)
Killed on 20 April 1940 at Turquestein Blancrupt (57 - Moselle)
MOUGEOT
Staff-Sergeant
GAO 517
Pilot
   
MOUGNE André
Sergeant
GAO 547
Machine-Gunner
Killed in aerial combat on May 14, 1940    
MOULS
Lieutenant
GAO 552
Observer
   
MOURAREAU Toussaint
Sergeant
GAO 515
Machine-Gunner
       
MOXICA Antoine
Staff-Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
On June 10, 1940, his aircraft, the Potez 63-11 n° 426 crashed on the ground shortly after takeoff: Staff Sergeant MOXICA, severely burned, will die on June 15.. On June 10, 1940, his aircraft, the Potez 63-11 n° 426 crashed on the ground shortly after takeoff: Staff Sergeant MOXICA, severely burned, will die on June 15.
MOYNOT Jean
Lieutenant
Observer
     
MOYNOT André - Pierre
Captain
André MOYNOT was killed on 5 May 1942. Born on 22 June 1913 at Asnières sur Seine (75 - Paris)
Killed at Marguerittes (30 - Gard) on 5 May 1942
MOYON Hubert Emile
Lieutenant
Observer
He will be killed by accident on December 7,1944 Born June 5, 1922 at Drefféac (44 - Loire Atlantique)
Killed December 7, 1944 at Plessé (44 - Loire Atlantique)
   
MUDRY Auguste
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.