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Bomber Group GB I/19

1st Squadron
2nd Squadron


Historical

On May 10, 1940, GB I / 19 is stationed in North Africa, attached to Bombardment Group n°2.

GB I / 19 is dissolved in November 1940. GB II / 19 reproduces the GB I / 19 issue while retaining its own traditions.


Staff

Commanders of the group GB I/19
Commander CHASSANDRE-PATRON
Commanders of the 1st Squadron
Captain COUILLEAU
Commanders of the 2nd Squadron
Captain DUPONT

Juny 10, 1940
Lieutenant MAIGROT Marcel
Juny 10, 1940

 


Pilots

Pilots and crew of the Group
Names of crew members
Rank
Function
Sqn.
Informations
ANGE
Staff-Sergeant
Machine Gunner 
Injured in aerial combat on June 13, 1940
ARNULPHY Albert
Chief Warrant Officer
Machine Gunner
The Douglas DB7 n°41 is shot down by Fighters on June 10, 1940: the crew is killed.
BEGUIER Marcel
Sergeant
Machine Gunner
The Douglas DB7 n°31 was shot down by BF110 on June 5, 1940. The crew was killed.
BELIN André
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
The Douglas DB7 No 33 is shot down by the flak on June 7, 1940: the crew is killed.
CHAROY Albert
Adjutant
Machine Gunner
On May 31, 1940, the Douglas DB7 n°32 was shot down by Fighters. The crew is killed
CHASSANDRE-PATRON
Commander
EM Groupe
CONSTANT André
Lieutenant
Observer
On May 31, 1940, the Douglas DB7 n°32 was shot down by Fighters. The crew is killed
COUILLEAU Pierre
Captain
Pilot and Staff 1st Sqn.
DELPERIE Jean
Lieutenant
Observer
The Douglas DB7 n°31 was shot down by BF110 on June 5, 1940. The crew was killed.
DESCAMPS Guy
Staff-Sergeant
Machine Gunner
The Douglas DB7 No 33 is shot down by the flak on June 7, 1940: the crew is killed.
DUPONT Pierre
Captain
Staff 2nd Sqn.
Pilot
The Douglas DB7 n°41 is shot down by Fighters on June 10, 1940: the crew is killed.
DUPUID
Staff-Sergeant
Pilot
The Douglas DB7 n°20 was hit by the Flak on May 29, 1940, and must land in the field: Staff-Sergeant DUPUID is wounded.
FRICEAU Gilles
Chief-Warrant-Officer
Pilot
 
GILLET Jacques
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
The Douglas DB7 n°41 is shot down by Fighters on June 10, 1940: the crew is killed.
HENRY Franck
Lieutenant
Observer
On May 31, 1940, the Douglas DB7 n°46 was shot down by Fighters. Lieutenant HENRY is killed.
LE-GOFF Georges
Sergeant
Pilot
The Douglas DB7 No 33 is shot down by the flak on June 7, 1940: the crew is killed.
MAIGROT Marcel
Lieutenant
Pilot and Staff 2nd Sqn.
PALMADE François
Sub-Lieutenant
Pilot
On May 31, 1940, the Douglas DB7 n°46 was shot down by Fighters. Sub-Lieutenant PALMADE is killed.
QUANAUX Robert
Staff-Sergeant
Radio-Machine-Gunner
 
RAVENEAU victor
Chief Warrant Officer
Pilot
The Douglas DB7 n°31 was shot down by BF110 on June 5, 1940. The crew was killed.
SCHOENHER Henri
Adjutant
Pilot
On May 31, 1940, the Douglas DB7 n°32 was shot down by Fighters. The crew is killed
THYL
Staff-Sergeant
Machine Gunner
On May 31, 1940, the Douglas DB7 n°46 was shot down by Fighters. Staff Sergeant THYL parachutes but is taken prisoner
TOUAILLES Marc
Staff-Sergeant
Radio - Machine-Gunner
 

 

 

Stories of crews

Crews of Group
Names of crew members
Rank
Function
Sqn.
Informations
Crew
DUPUID
Staff-Sergeant
Pilot
Douglas DB7 n° 20 : Touched by the Flak on May 29, 1940, he lands in the field: Staff-Sergeant DUPUID is wounded.
Observer
Machine Gunner
Crew
SCHOENHER Henri
Adjutant
Pilot
Douglas DB7 n° 32 : Shot down by Fighters on May 31, 1940. The crew is killed
CONSTANT Henri
Lieutenant
Observer
CHAROY Albert
Adjutant
Machine Gunner
Crew
PALMADE François
Sub-Lieutenant
Pilot
Douglas DB7 n° 46 : Shot down by Fighters on May 31, 1940. Lieutenant HENRY and Sub-Lieutenant PALMADE are killed. Staff Sergeant THYL parachutes but is taken prisoner
HENRY Franck
Lieutenant
Observer
THYL
Staff-Sergeant
Machine Gunner
Crew
RAVENEAU victor
Chief Warrant Officer
Pilot
Douglas DB7 n° 31 : Shot down by BF110 on June 5, 1940. The crew is killed.
DELPERIE Jean
Lieutenant
Observer
BEGUIER Marcel
Sergeant
Machine Gunner
Crew
LE-GOFF Georges
Sergeant
Pilot
Douglas DB7 n° 33 : Shot by the flak on June 7, 1940: the crew is killed.
BELIN André
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
DESCAMPS Guy
Staff-Sergeant
Machine Gunner
Crew
DUPONT Pierre
Captain
Pilot
Douglas DB7 n° 41 : Shot down by Fighters on June 10, 1940: the crew is killed.
GILLET Jacques
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
ARNULPHY Albert
Chief Warrant Officer
Machine Gunner

 


Airfield

Names of airfields
Period of use of airfields
Setif
August 27, 1939
Kalaa-Djerda
September 9, 1939
Blida
September 21, 1939
Biskra
October 29, 1939
Médiouna
April 3, 1940
Alger Maison-Blanche
May 20, 1940
Marseille Marignane
May 21, 1940
Cazaux
May 22, 1940
Evreux-Damville
May 24, 1940
Pithiviers-Bléville
June 3, 1940
Lissay-Lochy
June 11, 1940
Agen / Lézignan
June 15, 1940
Blida
June 17, 1940
Souk El-Arba
June 21, 1940

 


Aircrafts

The GB I/19 was equipped since its creation, following aircrafts :

The used aircrafts are described in the accessible file by the link below. You will find N ° of series, Registration, date of affectation to the group, and fate of the plane there.

In this list are identified :

  • 17 Douglas DB7

 


Casualties

Crewmen killed
14
Lieutenant CONSTANT (Combat)
May 31, 1940
Adjutant SCHOENHER (Combat)
May 31, 1940
Adjutant CHAROY (Combat)
May 31, 1940
Lieutenant HENRY (combat)
May 31, 1940
Sub-Lieutenant PALMADE (Combat)
May 31, 1940
Lieutenant DELPERIE (Combat)
June 5, 1940
Chief Warrant Officer RAVENEAU (Combat)
June 5, 1940
Sergeant BEGUIER (Combat)
June 5, 1940
Sub-Lieutenant BELIN (Combat)
June 7, 1940
Sergeant LE-GOFF (Combat)
June 7, 1940
Staff-Sergeant DESCAMPS (Combat)
June 7, 1940
Sub-Lieutenant GILLET (Combat)
June 10, 1940
Captain DUPONT (Combat)
June 10, 1940
Chief Warrant Officer ARNULPHY (Combat)
June 10, 1940
Crewmen injured
2
Staff-Sergeant DUPUID (Combat)
May 29, 1940
Staff-Sergeant ANGE (Combat)
June 13, 1940
Prisoner Crewmen
1
Staff-Sergeant THYL
May 31, 1940

 

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