Reconnaissance Group GR II/14
3rd Squadron
4th Squadron


Historical

This Group was created on 05 May 1940

On the date of the outbreak of the German attack of May 10, 1940, the GR II / 14 belongs to the Air Cooperation Forces of the ZOAA (Zone of Air Operations Alps) and is attached to the Army of the Alps.


Staff

Commanders of the group GR II/14
Commander DE-LA-VAISSIERE-DE-LA-VERGNE
Commander of the 3rd Squadron
Captain LYON
Commander of the 4th Squadron
Lieutenant GALLAVARDIN

 


Pilots

Pilots and crew of the Group
Names of crew members
Rank
Function
Sqn.
Informations
COCHETEL
Lieutenant
Observer
On June 19, 1940, his aircraft, the Potez 63-11 N° 196 is the victim of an accident following a setting spin: Lieutenant COCHETEL parachute jump, and landed unscathed.
COULOMNIER Pierre
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner 
On June 19, 1940, his aircraft, the Potez 63-11 N° 196 is the victim of an accident following a spin: Sergeant COULOMNIER parachute, but it goes into a torch and he kills himself. 'landing.
DEBARIS
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
On June 24, 1940, his aircraft, No.63 Potez 63-11, was damaged during an air fight with a Me109 and was destroyed on landing. June 24, 1940. Sub-Lieutenant DEBARIS is unharmed.
DE-LA-VAISSIERE-DE-LA-VERGNE  
Commander
Staff Group
DE-MARQUEYRE
Lieutenant
Observer
Joined the Group on May 5th from GR I / 35
FRAYSSINES
Sergeant
Pilot
On June 19, 1940, his aircraft, the Potez 63-11 N°196 is victim of an accident following a spin: Sergeant FRAYSSINES parachute jump, and landed unscathed.
GALLAVARDIN
Lieutenant
Staff 4th Sqn.
LYON
Captain
Staff 3rd Sqn.
MARTIN
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner 
On June 24, 1940, his aircraft, No 63 Potez 63-11, was damaged during an air fight with a Me109 and was destroyed on landing. June 24, 1940. Sergeant MARTIN is wounded during the engagement.
NICOULAUD
Chief Warrant Officer
Pilot
Joined the Group on May 5th from GR I / 35
ROBIN
Sergeant
Pilot
On June 24, 1940, his aircraft, No. 63 Potez 63-11, was damaged during an air fight with a Me109 and was destroyed on landing. Sergeant ROBIN is unharmed.
VIGNERON
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner
Joined the Group on May 5th from GR I / 35

 

 

Stories of crews

Crews of Group
Names of crew members
Rank
Function
Informations
Crew
FRAYSSINES
Sergeant
Pilot
Potez 63-11 n° 196 : Destroyed by accident on June 19, 1940: the crew parachutes, but that of Sergeant COULOMNIER goes into torch: it kills itself on landing.
COCHETEL
Lieutenant
Observer
COULOMNIER Pierre
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner 
Crew
ROBIN
Sergeant
Pilot
Potez 63-11 n° 187 : Destroyed following an aerial combat on June 24, 1940. Sergeant MARTIN is injured
DEBARIS
Sub-Lieutenant
Observer
MARTIN
Sergeant
Machine-Gunner 

 


Airfield

Names of airfields
Period of use of airfields
Chambran-Marcilloles
May 5, 1940
Orange Plan-De-Dieu
June 18, 1940

 


Aircrafts

The GR II/14 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 Potez 637
  • 4 Potez 63-11


Casualties

Crewmen killed
1
Sergeant COULOMNIER (Accident)
June 19, 1940
Crewmen injured
1
Sergeant MARTIN (Combat)
June 19, 1940

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