The aviation of military transport, reduced to its simplest expression in peacetime, is reinforced with the declaration of the War by the requisition of civilian equipment. Aircrafts of all types are therefore assigned to the various transport units in order to fulfill the numerous tasks entrusted to them.
These include Potez
62 or Wibaut
282/283T in the SAT (Aerial Transport Sections). These,
"lended" by Air France, will be used to ensure the transport
of personnel and equipment between the various sites.
We can also mention SAL (Light
Aircraft Sections), which will be used for the various links. In
these units, there are numerous units recovered in the Aero-clubs
Simoun , Aiglon or Phalène
585 , Salmson
D6 Cri-Cri , Potez
There are also SAS (Sanitary
Aircraft Sections) equipped with apparatuses designed for this task
such as the Bloch MB81, where again civilian requisitioned machines:
Caudron Simoun, Frigate or Pelican, Farman
F192 or Potez 43.
finally, larger aircrafts such as the Dewoitine
D338 , Farman
NC223 or Bloch
MB160 join the SALC (Long-Haul Aircraft Sections)
Another specialty is the
GIAT (Air Infantry Group). Both paratroop units are equipped with
650 or Farman
F224 for transport or dropping. Since the General Staff
does not know how to use these units, they will not intervene directly
in the fighting...