Bomber Group GB I/21

1st Squadron
2nd Squadron


Historical

On May 10, 1940, GB I/21 is attached to Group n°9 of the Southeast Bombardment Aviation Training Group of the ZOAA (Alpine Air Operations Area).


Staff

Commanders of the group GB I/21
Commander DEPERROIS
Commanders of the 1st Squadron
Lieutenant FAURE
Lieutenant MARCHAND
May 24, 1940
Lieutenant LAFITTE Vincent
May 25, 1940
Captain TOURNISSAT
Commanders of the 2nd Squadron
Captain PRAT
Lieutenant HOBART

 


Pilots

Pilots and crew of the Group
Names of crew members
Rank
Function
Sqn.
Informations
ARMANET
Sergeant
Machine Gunner
On June 13, 1940, Amiot 354 n°7 was destroyed following a landing in the countryside after returning from a bombing mission. Sergeant ARMANET is unharmed.
BAECKLER
Chief Warrant Officer
Pilot
On May 28, 1940, n°33 Amiot 354 crashed on landing after returning from a mission. The crew is injured.
BEAUFRERE Pierre
Sergeant
Radio
The Bloch MB 210 n°55 shot by the Flak on June 8, 1940, crashes into the marshes: the crew is killed.
BORDENET
Adjutant
Pilot
On June 13, 1940, Amiot 354 n°7 was destroyed following a landing in the countryside after returning from a bombing mission. Adjutant BORDENET is unharmed.
BOURET
Sub-Lieutenant
Crew Chief
On May 28, 1940, Amiot 354 n°33 crashed on landing after returning from a mission. The crew is injured.
CHARLES
Lieutenant
Observator
Injured in Air Combat June 3, 1940
COLOMBO Roger
Sub-Lieutenant
Crew Chief
The Bloch MB 210 n°55 shot by the Flak on June 8, 1940, crashes into the marshes: the crew is killed.
DEPERROIS
Commander
Cder of Group
DESCAMP
Lieutenant
Crew Chief
On June 13, 1940, Amiot 354 n°7 was destroyed following a landing in the countryside after returning from a bombing mission. Lieutenant DESCAMP is injured.
DULAU Pierre
Corporal
Machine Gunner
The Bloch MB210 n°185 is shot down by the Flak on May 25, 1940. The crew is killed.
EYMERY Paul
Sub-Lieutenant
Crew Chief
The Bloch MB210 n°185 is shot down by the Flak on May 25, 1940. The crew is killed.
FAURE
Lieutenant
Cder 1st Sqn.
GALERNEAU Marcel
Staff-Sergeant
Machine Gunner
On May 24, 1940, Amiot 354 n°38, probably hit by the Flak, crashed. The crew is killed.
GEIGER
Sergeant
HIRSCH Maurice
Sergeant
Machine Gunner
The Bloch MB 210 n°55 shot by the Flak on June 8, 1940, crashes into the marshes: the crew is killed.
HOBART
Lieutenant
Cder 2nd Sqn..
HOUDENOT
Staff-Sergeant
Radio
On May 28, 1940, Amiot 354 n°33 crashed on landing after returning from a mission. The crew is injured.
LAFARGUE Maurice
Sub-Lieutenant
Pilot
On May 24, 1940, Amiot 354 n°38, probably hit by the Flak, crashed. The crew is killed.
LAFITTE Vincent
Lieutenant
Pilot and Cder 1st Sqn.
LAMY Fernand
Lieutenant
Observer
MARCHAND Pierre
Lieutenant
Cder 1st Sqn.
Crew Chief
On May 24, 1940, Amiot 354 n°38, probably hit by the Flak, crashed. The crew is killed.
MOULINIER Albert
Staff-Sergeant
Pilot
The Bloch MB210 n°185 is shot down by the Flak on May 25, 1940. The crew is killed.
PARIS Robert
Chief Warrant Officer
Radio
The Bloch MB210 n°185 is shot down by the Flak on May 25, 1940. The crew is killed.
PRAT
Captain
Cder 2nd Sqn.
PUIVIF
Sergeant
Radio
On June 13, 1940, Amiot 354 n°7 was destroyed following a landing in the countryside after returning from a bombing mission. Sergeant PUIVIF is unscathed.
SABOURAULT
Chief Warrant Officer
Pilot
On June 13, 1940, the Amiot 351 No 64, hit a hill on the return of a mission. Chief Warrant Officer SABOURAULT is seriously injured.
SERE Georges
Chief Warrant Officer
Radio
On May 24, 1940, Amiot 354 n°38, probably hit by the Flak, crashed. The crew is killed.
SOLTNER Jean
Lieutenant
Pilot
The Bloch MB 210 No 55 shot by the Flak on June 8, 1940, crashes into the marshes: the crew is killed.
TOURNISSAT
Captain
Cder 1st Sqn.
TURREL Edouard
Lieutenant
Crew Chief
On June 13, 1940, Amiot 351 No 64, damaged by the Flak, struck a hill on the return from a mission. Lieutenant TURREL is killed.
VAUTHIER
Sergeant
Machine Gunner
On May 28, 1940, n°33 Amiot 354 crashed on landing after returning from a mission. The crew is injured.
VEIT Paul
Adjutant
Machine Gunner
The Bloch MB 210 n°55 shot by the Flak on June 8, 1940, crashes

 

 

Stories of crews

Crews of Group
Names of crew members
Rank
Function
Sqn.
Informations
Crew
LAFARGUE Maurice
Sub-Lieutenant
Pilot
Amiot 354 n° 38 : Damaged by Flak, it crashes on May 24th, 1940. The crew is killed
MARCHAND Pierre
Lieutenant
Crew Chief
SERE Georges
Chief Warrant Officer
Radio
GALERNEAU Marcel
Staff-Sergeant
Machine Gunner
Crew
MOULINIER Albert
Staff-Sergeant
Pilot
Bloch MB210 n° 185 : Shot down by Flak on May 25, 1940. The crew is killed
EMERY Paul
Sub-Lieutenant
Crew Chief
PARIS Robert
Chief Warrant Officer
Radio
DUCLAU Pierre
Corporal
Machine Gunner
Crew
BAECKLER
Chief Warrant Officer
Pilot
Amiot 354 n° 33 : May 28th, 1940 crashes in the landing. The crew is hurt.
BOURET
Sub-Lieutenant
Crew Chief
HOUDENOT
Staff-Sergeant
Radio
VAUTHIER
Sergeant
Machine Gunner
Crew
SOLTNER Jean
Lieutenant
Pilot
Bloch MB 210 n° 55 : Shot down by the Flak on June 8, 1940. The plane crashes into the marshes: the crew is killed.
COLOMBO Roger
Sub-Lieutenant
Crew Chief
BEAUFRERE Pierre
Sergeant
Radio
VEIT Paul
Adjutant
Machine Gunner
HIRSCH Maurice
Sergeant
Machine Gunner
Crew
BORDENET
Adjutant
Pilot
Amiot 354 n° 7 : Destroyed following a landing in campaign on June 13th, 1940, returning to a bombing mission. Lieutenant DESCAMP is injured.
DESCAMP
Lieutenant
Crew Chief
PUIVIF
Sergeant
Radio
ARMANET
Sergeant
Machine Gunner
Crew
SABOURAULT
Chief Warrant Officer
Pilot
Amiot 351 n° 64 : On June 13, 1940, damaged by the Flak, he struck a hill on the return of a mission. Lieutenant TURREL is killed, and Chief Warrant Officer SABOURAULT is seriously injured.
TURREL Edouard
Lieutenant
Crew Chief

 


Airfield

Names of airfields
Period of use of airfields
Chambry
September 2, 1939
La Ferté-Gaucher
September 20, 1939
Avignon Chateaublanc
December 21, 1939
La Ferté-Gaucher
May 18, 1940
Pont-Sur-Yonne
May 24, 1940
Vornay
June 11, 1940
Agen
June 15, 1940
Kalaa-Djerda
June 19, 1940

 


Aircrafts

The GB I/21 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 :

  • 7 Bloch MB210
  • 9 Amiot 354
  • 1 Amiot 351

 


Casualties

Crewmen killed
14
Lieutenant MARCHAND (Combat)
May 24, 1940
Sub-Lieutenant LAFARGUE (Combat)
May 24, 1940
Chief Warrant Officer SERE ( combat)
May 24, 1940
Staff-Sergeant GALERNEAU (Combat)
May 24, 1940
Sub-Lieutenant EMERY (Combat)
May 25, 1940
Staff-Sergeant MOULINIER (Combat)
May 25, 1940
Chief Warrant Officer PARIS (Combat)
May 25, 1940
Corporal DUCLAU (Combat)
May 25, 1940
Sub-Lieutenant COLOMBO (combat)
June 8, 1940
Adjutant VEIT (Combat)
June 8, 1940
Lieutenant SOLTNER (Combat)
June 8, 1940
Sergeant BEAUFRERE (Combat)
June 8, 1940
Sergeant HIRSCH (Combat)
June 8, 1940
Lieutenant TURREL (Combat)
June 13, 1940
Crewmen injured
7
Sub-Lieutenant BOURET (Combat)
May 28, 1940
Chief Warrant Officer BAECKLER (Combat)
May 28, 1940
Staff-Sergeant HOUDENOT (Combat)
May 28, 1940
Sergeant VAUTHIER (Combat)
May 28, 1940
Lieutenant CHARLES (Combat)
June 3, 1940
lieutenant DESCAMP (Combat)
June 13, 1940
Chief Warrant Officer SABOURAULT (Combat)
June 13, 1940

 

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