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Bomber Group GB II/63

3rd Squadron
4th Squadron


Historical

On May 10, 1940, GB II / 63 is stationed in North Africa, attached to Bombardment Group n°1.


Staff

Commanders of the group GB II/63
Commander BEZU René
Commander of the 3rd Squadron
Captain FOURNIOL
Commander of the 4th Squadron
Lieutenant VIEUGEOT Roger    

 


Pilots

Pilots and crew of the Group
Names of crew members
Rank
Function
Sqn.
Informations
Photo
Indiv. Card
Citations
BEZU René
Commander
Cder of Group
     
BUFFERNE Henri
Staff-Sergeant
Pilot
On June 7, 1940, Gleen-Martin 167F n°26 was shot down by the flak. The crew is killed.
     
CAPURO Séraphin
Sergeant
Machine Gunner
On May 24, 1940, the Gleen-Martin 167F n°70 was shot down by German Fighters. Sergeant CAPURO is killed.
     
CHANARD Jean
Adjutant
Pilot
       
CHOMMELOUX Henri
Sergeant
Machine Gunner
On June 7, 1940, n°26 Gleen-Martin 167F was shot down by the flak. The crew is killed.
     
DERBEY Guy
Staff-Sergeant
Pilot
On May 24, 1940, the Gleen-Martin 167F n°70 was shot down by German Fighters. Staff-Sergeant DERBEY, unharmed, parachutes, but is taken prisoner when arriving on the ground.
     
DUFFORT Georges
Lieutenant
Observer
On May 24, 1940, the Gleen-Martin 167F n°70 was shot down by German Fighters. Lieutenant DUFFORT, unharmed, parachutes himself, but is taken prisoner on reaching the ground.
     
DUPORT Henri
Adjudant-Chef
Mitrailleur
   
FOURNIOL
Captain
Cder 3rd Sqn.
     
LE-MARCHAND-DE-TRIGON Yves
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
On June 7, 1940, Gleen-Martin 167F n°26 was shot down by the flak. The crew is killed.
     
MARTIN
Staff-Sergeant
Machine Gunner
4th Sqn.
On May 31, 1940, his aircraft, the Gleen-Martin 167F n°112, was badly damaged by the Flak. Staff Sergeant Martin is injured.
     
PHILIPPOT Robert
Chief-Warrant-Officer
Machine-Gunner
       
TEYSSEIRE Henri
Lieutenant
Pilot
       
VENEROSO
Staff-Sergeant
Machine Gunner
On June 12, 1940, his gleen-Martin 167F was hit by the flak. Staff Sergeant VENEROSO is injured.
     
VIEUGEOT Roger
Lieutenant
Observer and Cder 4th Sqn.
4th Sqn.
On May 31, 1940, his aircraft, the Gleen-Martin 167F n°112, was badly damaged by the Flak. Lieutenant VIEUGEOT is injured
     

 

 

Stories of crews

Crews of Group
Names of crew members
Rank
Function
Sqn.
Informations
Crew
DERBEY
Staff-Sergeant
Pilot
Gleen-Martin 167F n°70 : Shot by German Fighters on May 24, 1940. Sergeant CAPURO is killed. Lieutenant DUFFORT and Staff Sergeant DERBEY parachute themselves and are taken prisoner.
DUFFORT
Lieutenant
Observer
CAPURO Séraphin
Sergeant
Machine Gunner
Crew
VIEUGEOT
Lieutenant
Observer
Gleen-Martin 167F n°112 : Severely damaged by the Flak on May 31, 1940. Staff-Sergeant MARTIN and Lieutenant VIEUGEOT are wounded.
MARTIN
Staff-Sergeant
Machine Gunner
Crew
BUFFERNE Henri
Staff-Sergeant
Pilot
Gleen-Martin 167F n°26 : Shot down by flak on June 7, 1940. The crew is killed.
LE-MARCHAND-DE-TRIGON Yves
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
CHOMMELOUX Henri
Sergeant
Machine Gunner

 


Airfield

Names of airfields
Period of use of airfields
Marrakech
September 1, 1939
Marignane
May 13, 1940
Orange Plan-De-Dieu
May 15, 1940
Evreux-Fauville
May 21, 1940
Droisy
June 1, 1940
Châteauroux-Déols
June 9, 1940
Jonzac
June 14, 1940
Lézignan
June 15, 1940
Oran
June 17, 1940
Ain-Beida
June 18, 1940

 


Aircrafts

The GB II/63 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 :

  • 5 Gleen-Martin 167F

 


Casualties

Crewmen killed
4
Sergeant CAPURO (Combat)
May 24, 1940
Sub-Lieutenant LE-MARCHAND-DE-TRIGON (Combat)
June 7, 1940
Staff-Sergeant BUFFERNE (Combat)
June 7, 1940
Sergeant CHOMMELOUX (Combat)
June 7, 1940
Crewmen injured
3
Lieutenant VIEUGEOT (Combat)
May 31, 1940
Staff-Sergeant MARTIN (Combat)
May 31, 1940
Staff-Sergeant VENEROSO (Combat)
June 12, 1940
Prisoner Crewmen
2
Staff-Sergeant DERBEY
May 24, 1940
Lieutenant DUFFORT
May 24, 1940

 

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