Reconnaissance Group GR I/36
1st Squadron
2nd Squadron


Historical

On the date of the outbreak of the German attack of May 10, 1940, the GR I / 36 is attached to the IV Army in the Air Cooperation Forces of the ZOAE (East Air Operations Area).

 


Staff

Commanders of the group GR I/36
Captain CROS  
Commander JOUHAUD Edmond
 
Commander of the 1st Squadron
Lieutenant LOUCHARD
May 14, 1940
 
Captain FARBOS Pierre
May 15, 1940
 
Commander of the 2nd Squadron
Captain SIEGLER Pierre

 

 


Pilots

Pilots and crew of the Group
Names of crew members
Rank
Function
Sqn.
Informations
Photos
Indiv. Card
ADER Franck
Staff-Sergeant
Pilot
     
CAUQUILL
Sergeant
Machine Gunner
May 12, 1940, his Aircraft, the Potez 63-11 No.80 is damaged by the Flak. ALieutenanthough seriously injured, the Pilot managed to land in the field but died soon after. Sergeant CAUQUILL is unharmed    
CAZENAVE
Sergeant
Pilot
On May 19, 1940, Potez 63-11 No.580 was shot down by Me109. Sergeant CAZENAVE is taken prisoner.    
CHAMPAGNE Eugène
Adjutant
Pilot
     
CHASTENET Marcel
Captain
Observer
On June 6, 1940, despite a fighters protection, Potez 63-11 No.161 was shot down by a group of 30 Me109. The crew is killed.    
CLEMENCEAU Pierre
Sergeant
Machine Gunner
On November 22, 1939, Bloch 131 No.122 was shot down by Morane MS406 from GC II/2. Sergeant CLEMENCEAU is killed.    
COUDERQ Jean
Lieutenant
Pilot
On May 10, 1940, Potez 63-11 No.202, severely damaged by the Flak, managed to reach the Gubelange field. Lieutenant COUDERQ is unharmed, but the Observer, accidentally ejected from the aircraft, parachutes and is taken prisoner on the ground    
CROS
Captain
Staff Group
   
CUILLE Gaston
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
     
DE-MONTS-DE-SAVASSE Gérard
Staff-Sergeant
Pilot
On June 5, 1940, after having deposited the Observer on the ground of Etrepagny, Potez 63-11 No.595 redécolle to rejoin his ground but is attacked by a group of 9 Me109 and crush on the ground. The crew is killed.    
DE-STAMPA Pierre
Sergeant
Machine Gunner
On May 19, 1940, Potez 63-11 No.580 was shot down by Me109. Sergeant DE-STAMPA is taken prisoner.    
DOLEAC René
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
Potez 63-11 No.501: June 21, 1940, before the Armistice, the Crew tries the crossing of the Mediterranean, but victim of an oil leak, it must land in Mallorca in Spain. The crew is taken prisoner and the aircraft is restored under the Spanish color    
FARBOS Pierre
Captain
Staff 1st Sqn.
   
FEVRE
Staff-Sergeant
Machine Gunner
The Potez 63-11 No.173, damaged by the Flak during his mission May 14, 1940, crashed on landing on his land. Staff Sergeant FEVRE, wounded, will be taken prisoner a few weeks later.    
GUILLE Gaston
Sergeant
 Machine Gunner
On June 5, 1940, after having deposited the Observer on the ground of Etrepagny, Potez 63-11 No.595 redécolle to rejoin his ground but is attacked by a group of 9 Me109 and crush on the ground. The crew is killed.    
GUITTON Georges
Captain
Observer
     
HAURE Jean
Adjutant
Pilot
May 12, 1940, his Aircraft, the Potez 63-11 No.80 is touched by the Flak. ALieutenanthough seriously injured, Adjutant HAURE managed to land in the field but died soon after.    
HAUTECOEUR
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
On June 5, 1940, Potez 63-11 No.595 was attacked by a group of 9 Me109 and crashed to the ground. The crew is killed. Sub-Lieutenant HAUTECOEUR is the only survivor: Before leaving for his base, the Pilot had deposited him on the ETREGNY ground where he had to analyze the photographs of his mission, he was not present on board at the moment from the attack ......    
JARRY Paul
Lieutenant
Observer
     
JOST Robert
Sergeant
Machine Gunner
On June 6, 1940, despite a hunt protection, Potez 63-11 No.161 was shot down by a group of 30 Me109. The crew is killed.
 
JOUHAUD Edmond
Commander
Staff Group
   
LARMIER
Captain
Observer
On May 10, 1940, Potez 63-11 No.202, severely damaged by the Flak, managed to reach the Gubelange field. The Captain LARMIER, accidentally ejected from the aircraft, parachutes and is taken prisoner when arriving on the ground,    
LAURENT Pierre
Captain
Crew Chief
On November 22, 1939, Bloch 131 No.122 was shot down by Morane MS406 from GC II/2. Captain LAURENT is killed.    
LEGROIGNEC
Sub-Lieutenant
Pilot
Potez 63-11 No.501: June 21, 1940, before the Armistice, the Crew tries the crossing of the Mediterranean, but victim of an oil leak, it must land in Mallorca in Spain. The crew is taken prisoner and the aircraft is restored under the Spanish colors.    
LOUCHARD Marius
Captain
Pilot
Staff 1st Sqn.
The Potez 63-11 No.173, damaged by the Flak during his mission May 14, 1940, crashed on landing on his land. Captain LOUCHARD is killed.    
LOUSSALEZ
Chief Warrant Officer
Pilot
On November 22, 1939, Bloch 131 No.122 was shot down by Morane MS406 from GC II/2. Chief Warrant Officer LOUSSALEZ is injured.    
MARCUSSE Robert
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
May 12, 1940, his Aircraft, the Potez 63-11 No.80 is touched by the Flak. ALieutenanthough seriously injured, the Pilot managed to land in the field but died soon after. Sub-Lieutenant MARCUSSE is also killed.    
MAYENCON Auguste
Adjutant
Pilot
On June 6, 1940, despite a hunt protection, Potez 63-11 No.161 was shot down by a group of 30 Me109. The crew is killed: Adjutant MAYENCON is extracted from the seriously wounded aircraft, but will die in the hospital where he is taken.    
PERROTTE Roger
Captain
Observer
On May 19, 1940, Potez 63-11 No.580 was shot down by Me109. Sergeant CAZENAVE is taken prisoner. Captain PERROTE is badly wounded in the leg and is taken prisoner. He will have to be amputated during his captivity.    
PIERRAT Louis
Lieutenant
Observer
- On November 22, 1939, Bloch 131 No.122 was shot down by Morane MS406 from GC II/2. Lieutenant PIERRAT is injured.
- The Potez 63-11 No.173, damaged by the Flak during his mission May 14, 1940, crashes landing on his land. Lieutenant PIERRAT is killed.
   
SIEGLER Pierre
Captain
Staff 2nd Sqn.
   
SIGNORET
Sergeant
Machine Gunner
Potez 63-11 No.501: June 21, 1940, before the Armistice, the Crew tries the crossing of the Mediterranean, but victim of an oil leak, it must land in Mallorca in Spain. The crew is taken prisoner and the aircraft is restored under the Spanish color    

 

 

Stories of crews

Crews of Group
Names of crew members
Rank
Function
Informations
Crew
LOUSSALEZ
Chief Warrant Officer
Pilot
Bloch 131 n° 122 : Desperately shot by Morane MS406 on November 22, 1939. Captain LAURENT and Sergeant CLEMENCEAU are killed. Lieutenant PIERRAT and Chief Warrant Officer LOUSSALEZ are injured.
LAURENT Pierre
Captain
Crew Chief
PIERRAT
Lieutenant
Observer
CLEMENCEAU Pierre
Sergeant
Machine Gunner
Crew
COUDERQ
Lieutenant
Pilot
Potez 63-11 n° 202 : Severely damaged by the Flak on May 10, 1940. Captain LARMIER accidentally ejected from the aircraft, is taken prisoner when arriving on the ground
LARMIER
Captain
Observer
Crew
HAURE Jean
Adjutant
Pilot
Potez 63-11 n° 80 : Touched by the Flak May 12, 1940, he lands in the countryside: Sub-Lieutenant MARCUSSE and Adjutant HAURE are killed. Sergeant CAUQUILL is unharmed
MARCUSSE Robert
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
CAUQUILL
Sergeant
Machine Gunner
Crew
LOUCHARD Marius
Captain
Pilot
Potez 63-11 n° 173 : Damaged by the Flak May 14, 1940, it crashes on landing. Captain LOUCHARD and Lieutenant PIERRAT are killed. Staff Sergeant FEVRE, wounded, will be taken prisoner a few days later
PIERRAT Louis
Lieutenant
Observer
FEVRE
Staff-Sergeant
Machine Gunner
Crew
CAZENAVE
Sergeant
Pilot
Potez 63-11 n° 580 : Destroyed in aerial combat on May 19, 1940. The crew is a prisoner and Captain PERROTE is badly injured
PERROTTE
Captain
Observer
DE-STAMPA Pierre
Sergeant
Machine Gunner
Crew
DE-MONTS-DE-SAVASSE Gérard
Staff-Sergeant
Pilot
Potez 63-11 n° 595 : Destroyed in aerial combat on June 5, 1940. The crew was killed, except for the HAUTECOEUR Sub-Lieutenant whom the Pilot had dropped off on another ground before taking off again to rejoin his base ....
HAUTECOEUR
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
GUILLE Gaston
Sergeant
 Machine Gunner
Crew
MAYENCON Auguste
Adjutant
Pilot
Potez 63-11 n° 161 : Destroyed in air combat on June 6, 1940. The crew is killed.
CHASTENET Marcel
Captain
Observer
JOST Robert
Sergeant
Machine Gunner
Crew
LEGROIGNEC
Sub-Lieutenant
Pilot
Potez 63-11 n° 501 :On June 21, 1940, before the Armistice, the crew tried to cross the Mediterranean, but the victim of an oil leak, he had to land in Majorca, Spain. The crew is taken prisoner and the aircraft is restored under the Spanish colors.
DOLEAC
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
SIGNORET
Sergeant
Machine Gunner

 


Airfield

Names of airfields
Period of use of airfields
Vitry-En-Artois
September 3, 1939
Courbes
October 20, 1939
Martigny-Les-Gerbonvaux
February 20, 1940
Rouen-Boos
May 31, 1940
Octeville
June 1, 1940
Saint-Aubain
June 7, 1940
Piseaux
June 9, 1940
Caen-Soignolles
June 11, 1940
Dinard
June 15, 1940
Rennes / Cognac
June 18, 1940
Perpignan / Liabanère
June 19, 1940
Alger Maison-Blanche
June 22, 1940

 


Aircrafts

The GR I/36 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 Bloch MB131
  • 10 Potez 63-11

 

 


Casualties

Crewmen killed
11
Captain LAURENT (Mistake)
November 22, 1939
Segent CLEMENCEAU (Mistake)
November 22, 1939
Sub-Lieutenant MARCUSSE (Combat)
May 12, 1940
Adjutant HAURE (Combat)
May 12, 1940
Lieutenant PIERRAT (Combat)
May 14, 1940
Captain LOUCHARD (combat)
May 14, 1940
Staff-Sergeant DE-MONTS-DE-SAVASSE (Combat)
June 5, 1940
Sergeant GUILLE (Combat)
June 5, 1940
Captain CHASTENET (Combat)
June 6, 1940
Adjutant MAYENCON (combat)
June 6, 1940
Sergeant Robert JOST (Combat)
June 6, 1940
Crewmen injured
4
Lieutenant PIERRAT (Mistake)
November 22, 1939
Chief Warrant Officer LOUSSALEZ (Mistake)
November 22, 1939
Staff-Sergeant FEVRE (Combat)
May 14, 1940
Captain PERROTTE (Combat)
May 19, 1940
Crewmen prisoners
5
Captain LARMIER
May 10, 1940
Staff-Sergeant FEVRE
May 14, 1940
Captain PERROTTE
May 19, 1940
Sergeant CAZENAVE
May 19, 1940
Sergeant DE-STAMPA
May 19, 1940

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