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Air Observation Group GAO IV/551


Historical

On May 10, 1940, GAO IV / 551 is attached to the 9th Army of the 1st Air Division of the ZOAN (Northern Air Operations Area).


Staff

Commanders of the group GAO IV/551
Captain RANON DE LA VERGNE Jacques

 


Pilots

Pilots and crew of the Group
Names of crew members
Rank
Function
Informations
Photos
Indiv. Card
MORDACQ Patrick
Captain
Observer
Joined GAO IV/551 on 29/09/1938 with the rank of Lieutenant. He will be promoted to Captain on 01/10/1939. He is transferred on 10/01/1940 to the command of the Air Force 29 of the 32nd Air Region.
 
RANON DE LA VERGNE Jacques
Captain
Commander of the Group
   

 

 

Stories of crews

 


Airfield

Names of airfields
Period of use of airfields
Saint-Omer Clastres
August 28, 1939
Vertain
November 12, 1939
Romeries Escarmain
April 7, 1940
Bacqueville
May 17, 1940
Aulnat
May 23, 1940
Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives
May 26, 1940
Aulnat
Juny 9, 1940
Perpignan
Juny 17, 1940

 


Aircrafts

The GAO IV/551 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 :

  • 1 Lioré & Olivier LeO C30
  • 2 Potez 63-11

 


Casualties

GAO IV / 551 had no casualties during the French Campaign

 

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