Reconnaissance Group GR I/55
1st Squadron
2nd Squadron


Historique

On the date of the outbreak of the German attack of May 10, 1940, the GR I / 55 is attached to the 8th Army of the "Air Force Cooperation" of the ZOAS (South Air Operations Area).

 


Staff

Commanders of the group GR I/55
Commander BISSON    
Commander DE-TARLE
Commander of the 1st Squadron
Captain GIRIER
   
Lieutenant LE-BRUN Jean
Commander of the 2nd Squadron
Captain PERRIER Auguste    
Lieutenant DA Pierre

 


Pilots

Pilots and crew of the Group
Names of crew members
Rank
Function
Sqn.
Informations
AUZEING Jean
Lieutenant
Observer
On May 27, 1940, Potez 63-11 No. 679 was seriously hit by the Flak and crashed. The crew is unscathed, manages to leave the aircraft before its explosion.
BISSON
Commander
Staff Group
BOUTIERE
Adjutant
Pilot
 
DA Pierre
Lieutenant
Pilot
Staff 2nd Sqn.
DE BALATIER
Adjutant
Pilot
DE LESSAN Robert
Lieutenant
Observer
On June 17, 1940, his aircraft, a Potez 63-11 is hit by the Flak, at the observer's station. The pilot managed to bring the aircraft back to his field, but Lieutenant DE-LAISSANS was killed.
DE-TARLE
Commander
Staff Group
FICHET
Chief-Warrant-Officer
Pilot
 
FLOTARD Jacques
Captain
Observer
 
GALLAVARDIN
Lieutenant
Observer
GIRIER
Captain
Staff 1st Sqn.
GOUZIAN Georges
Lieutenant
Observer
 
GRANCHER Auguste
Staff-Sergeant
Pilot
1st Sqn.
On May 27, 1940, Potez 63-11 No. 679 was seriously hit by the Flak and crashed. The crew is unscathed, manages to leave the aircraft before its explosion.
HECKER
Sergeant
Pilot
 
JUILLE Michel
Captain
Observer
 
LE-BRUN Jean
Lieutenant
Pilot
Staff 1st Sqn.
PAQUET
Staff-Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
PERINEL
Staff-Sergeant
Pilot
 
PERRIER Auguste
Captain
Staff 2nd Sqn.
POUZOL Louis
Adjutant
Machine-Gunner
On May 27, 1940, Potez 63-11 No. 679 was seriously hit by the Flak and crashed. The crew is unscathed, manages to leave the aircraft before its explosion.

 

 

Stories of crews

Crews of Group
Names of crew members
Rank
Function
Informations
Crew
GRANCHER
Staff-Sergeant
Pilot
Potez 63-11 n° 679 : Shot down by Flak on May 27, 1940. The crew is unscathed
AUZEING
Lieutenant
Observer
POUZOL
Adjutant
Machine-Gunner

 


Airfield

Names of airfields
Period of use of airfields
Orange Plan-De-Dieu
September 3, 1939
Chambaran Marcilloles
December 12, 1939
Lure Malbouhans
March 20, 1940
Pontarlier / Nantua
June 15, 1940
Feurs / Saint Rambert D'Albon
June 17, 1940
Lézignan / Marignane
June 18, 1940
Orange Plan-De-Dieu
June 19, 1940
Perpignan La Salanque
June 21, 1940
Alger Maison-Blanche
June 22, 1940
Oran-La-Sénia
June 23, 1940

 


Aircrafts

The GR I/55 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 :

  • 2 Potez 542
  • 2 Potez 63-11

 


Casualties

Crewmen killed
1
Lieutenant DE-LAISSANS (Combat)
June 17, 1940

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