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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
Ernest MAHIEUX, a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique, joined the Air Force as an Observer with GAO 502 in 1939.
In 1940, he was posted to Tiemcen in Algeria, where he was part of the Algiers General Staff. In 1945, he returned to the Metropole and took command of Air Artillery Regiments in Germany, then in France, at Moulins-les-Metz. In 1947, he joined the Staff of the Artillery Command of the Occupation Troops in Germany, then became Head of the 4th Bureau of the Staff of the CSTO. After a spell at the Artillery Training School in Châlons-sur-Marne in 1953, he was made a colonel in 1956, and in 1957 became Head of the Artillery Bureau of the Army's Military Personnel Directorate. In 1960, he was appointed deputy to the General commanding the Nord-Oranais zone and the 5th DB in Mostaganem, and then headed the Inkerman sector in the Ouarsenis. He returned to Paris in 1962 as an auditor at the Centre des Hautes Etudes Militaires and the Institut des Hautes Etudes de Défense Nationale.
Ernest MAHIEUX was appointed Brigadier General in 1963, and became Deputy Director of Army Personnel. Finally, he took command of the École Polytechnique from 1965 to 1968.
Born on 5 May 1910 in Origny Sainte Benoite (02 - Aisne)
Died at Paris (75) on 7 March 1977
   
MAINGUY
Commander
GAO 511
Commander of the group    
MAISONNOBE Germain
Captain
Staff group Commander of the Group GAO 509 Born on 6 June 1891      
MALHERBE Roland
Adjutant
Machine-Gunner
Staff-Sergeant in 1937, he was appointed adjutant on April 1, 1940  
   
MALLE
Aspirant
Pilot
   
MANCERI
Staff-Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
         
MANESCAU Robert - Marie
Lieutenant
Pilot
Killed in aerial combat on May 18, 1940    
MANN Pierre - André
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
On 16 May 1940, Potez 63-11 n°375 was shot down by Flak and crashed in flames. Second Lieutenant André MANN was ejected from the aircraft. Seriously injured, he was evacuated to a hospital in La Halle, but died the next day. Born on 9 August 1914 at Ben Thuy (Tonkin)
Killed on 17 May 1940 at La Halle (Belgium)
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
Pilot
After being hit severely by the Flak, the Potez 63-11 No.163 is forced to land train returned to the campaign May 11, 1940. Staff-Sergeant MARTIN is unscathed.    
MARTIN Dominique
Master-Corporal
GAO 547
Machine-Gunner
Wounded and taken prisoner on May 14, 1940    
MARTIN Robert - Marie
Lieutenant
Observer
- On May 16, 1940, Potez 63-11 No. 619 was shot down by 3 Me109. Lieutenant MARTIN is unscathed.
- Killed on June 8, 1940 aboard Potez 63-11 No. 494 shot down by the Flak.
Born on 20 February 1914 at Lambézellec (29 - Finistère)
Killed on 8 June 1940 at Saumont La Poterie (76 - Seine-Maritime)
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
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 - Marie
Lieutenant
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 - Paul
Lieutenant
Observer
Lieutenant Fernand MAUREL later joined GAO 503 and was killed by accident on 3 July 1940 in Algeria. Born on 4 October 1904 in Bains (43 - Haute-Loire)
Killed on 3 July 1940 at Baudens (Algeria)
   
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
Machine-Gunner
Wounded on June 8, 1940 aboard the Potez 63-11 n° 494 shot by the Flak. He succeeds in parachuting, but will be taken prisoner.    
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 - Joseph
Adjutant
Pilot
The Potez 637 No.54 is attacked on September 30, 1939 by 3 Me109 and crashes into flames. Warrant Officer MERCY, with burns to his hands and face, was seriously injured.  
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 Eugène - Jean
Commander
Commander of Group
Jean MEYER-JARDIN entered the Ecole Spéciale Militaire in 1921. On graduating, he was posted to the 21st Aviation Regiment, the 2nd and finally the 37th, based in Morocco in 1928. He took part in the fighting against the "dissidents". He became commander of the 10th Fez Squadron. He returned to Metropolitan France and was posted to the training centre at Dijon air base in 1933. He left for Indochina in 1935, and joined the Versailles Air School in 1937.
On 14 May 1940, he replaced Major Voituriez, who had been wounded in air combat, as head of GAO 510.
After the war, he went to French East Africa, where he was second-in-command of the AOF Group, then Chief of Staff at the AOF Air Command.
Appointed Colonel in 1945, he became Air Commander of the Middle East in Algeria in 1948, then Commander of the Tactical Air Forces in AFN, and finally French representative to the Supreme Command of the Atlantic Forces in Europe.
He ended his career with the rank of Air Brigadier General.
Born 8 May 1903, Saint-Maur les Fossés (94 - Val de Marne)
Died at Gradignan (33 - Gironde) on 10 December 1998
 
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
Machine-Gunner
After being severely hit by the Flak, Potez 63-11 No.163 was forced to land train returned to campaign May 11, 1940. Staff Sergeant MILLET is seriously injured.    
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 - Etienne
Commander
Pilot

Ancien élève de Ecole Militaire de Saint-Cyr, Henri MOQUEZ intègre l'Armée de l'air en 1923. De 1925 à 1927, il est affecté au 22eme Régiment de Bombardement de nuit basé à Chartres. Il rejoint ensuite l'Aéronautique Navale en Afrique Occidentale, de 1927 à 1929.

Il revient en métropole pour prendre le Commandement d'une Escadrille d'Observation à Tours, pendant 5 ans. Il repart en Afrique pour devenir Commandant de l'Air à Djibouti avant de revenir en France et prendre le Commandement du GAO 501 basé à Lille.

Le 19 Mai 1940, son appareil, le Mureaux 115 n° 91 est abattu par la chasse.Grièvement blessé, le Commandant MOGUEZ se parachute.

Après l'Armistice, il prend le Commandement du GB II/38 à Istres puis part pour 3 ans en Afrique Orientale française (de 1941 à 1944) et devient Commandant de la Base Aérienne de Dakar.

Après l'Armistice de 1945, il Commandera notamment la Base Aérienne du bourget. Il sera nommé ensuite Officier Supérieur adjoint au Général Commandant la 3eme région Aérienne à Bordeaux avant de prendre sa retraite, en Aout 1955.

Born on 6 January 1902 in Bruyères (88 - Vosges)
Died at Nice (06 - Alpes-Maritimes) on 8 April 1993
MOINEAU
Aspirant
     
   
MOLINIER Georges - Louis
Master-Corporal
Machine-Gunner
On 16 May 1940, Potez 63-11 n°619 was shot down by 3 Me109s. Master Corporal MOLINIER was wounded.
He later joined the Free French Forces and fought with the GB 2/23 Guyenne Bombardment Group, equipped with four-engined Halifax bombers.
Born on 2 October 1921 in Montpellier (34 - Hérault)
Died at Hyères (83 - Var) on 29 July 2006
 
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
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 - François
Sergeant
Pilot
In 1936, Auguste MUDRY became a military mechanic and graduated top of his class as a student pilot at Istres. He was sent on training in the winter of 1939 and did not return until 10 June 1940, without being able to take part in the fighting.
He went on to become a civil servant in the finance department and then a professional pilot.
In 1953, he reorganised gliding in France and was behind the creation of the FFVV (Fédération Française de Vol à Voile - French Gliding Federation), of which he was the 1st President in 1966.1958, he created CAARP (Coopérative des Ateliers Aéronautiques de la Région Parisienne - Paris Region Aeronautical Workshops Cooperative) in Beynes (78) and built CP320 Emeraude aircraft designed by Claude Piel. In 1965, he designed the CP100 based on an Emeraude, then the Cap 10 in 1968, a two-seater aerobatic training aircraft.
The Cap 10 was built in 300 units and was purchased by the French Air Force and Navy for initial pilot training. In the civilian sector, this aircraft was to revive aerobatics in France. Widely used throughout the world, in numerous flying clubs and private associations, it marked the beginning of the long line of Mudry aircraft.
In 1969, the Cap 20 made its first flight as a single-seater competition aircraft.
In 1978, CAARP ceased operations and the company "Avions Mudry" was created in Bernay in the Eure region.
The CAP 20 competition single-seater underwent continuous improvements for more than 24 years, giving rise in 1985 to the Cap 230, an international-level competition single-seater. It was upgraded in 1990 to the Cap 231 and then the Cap 232. Thanks to this series of aircraft, a number of French pilots went on to become European and world aerobatics champions, and in the hands of the talented Claude Bessière, then a pilot with the French Air Force aerobatics team, it enabled the small manufacturer to win its first aerobatics World Cup.
In 1994, Xavier de Lapparent took over from the E.V.A.A. competitor, becoming world champion pilot and Auguste Mudry constructor.
While the commercial court ordered the sale of Mudry et Cie in 1997, the following year the CAP 232 'Breitling' became world aerobatic champion, as if to salute Auguste Mudry, who had been wounded in the flesh. Captain Patrick Paris took the well-deserved title, demonstrating a clear and unusual superiority in this discipline.
The Cap 10 and Cap 232 have been built by APEX Aviation since 1997.
Auguste Mudry died in Bernay (Eure) on 5 August 2006, in his 91st year. His grave is in Seytroux, in his native Haute-Savoie.
Né le 17 Juillet 1917 à Seytroux (74 - Haute-Savoie)
Décédé le 5 Aout 2006 à Bernay (27 - Eure)