Armée de l'Air
Order of Battle, 5th June 1940

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(Note : all Bomber Squadron strengths are those of the morning of 6 June 1940 )


 
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Zone d'Opérations Aériennes Nord - Z.O.A.N. (Northern Zone of Air Operations)
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Zone d'Opérations Aériennes Centre - Z.O.A.C. (Central Zone of Air Operations)
[ Fighter Squadrons ] [ Bomber Squadrons ] [ Reconnaissance / Observation Squadrons ]
Zone d'Opérations Aériennes Est - Z.O.A.E. (Eastern Zone of Air Operations)
[ Fighter Squadrons ] [ Bomber Squadrons ] [ Reconnaissance / Observation Squadrons ]
Zone d'Opérations Aériennes des Alpes - Z.O.A.A. (Alps Zone of Air Operations)
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Zone d'Opérations Aériennes Nord - Z.O.A.N. [ Top of Page ]

Fighter Squadrons[ Top of Page ]

Unit Aircraft Total Avail. Base Commander Attached to
G.C. II/8 Bloch 152 
Bloch 155
 
 
Lympne (UK)
G.C. I/145 (Polish) Caudron 714
 
 
Dreux
Groupement de Chasse 21
Unit Aircraft Total Avail. Base Commander Attached to
HQ Gpt 21
 
 
G.C. I/1 Bloch 152
20
17
Chantilly-Les Aigles Cdt Soviche
G.C. II/1 Bloch 152
21
15
Brétigny-sur-Orge
G.C. II/10  Bloch 152
21
17
Bernay
G.C. III/10  Bloch 152
20
15
Deauville
Groupement de Chasse 23
Unit Aircraft Total Avail. Base Commander Attached to
HQ Gpt 23
 
 
G.C. I/3 Dewoitine 520
19
13
Meaux-Esbly
G.C. II/3 Dewoitine 520
15
10
La Ferté-Gaucher Cdt Geille
G.C. III/3 Morane 406 
Dewoitine 520
18
5
15
0
Illiers-L'Evêque
G.C. I/4 Curtiss H-75
22
20
Evreux-Fauville
G.C. II/4 Curtiss H-75
37
30
Orconte
G.C. I/6 Morane 406
22
16
Lognes-Emerainville
G.C. III/7 Morane 406
28
19
Coulommiers
G.C. I/8 Bloch 152
22
14
Claye-Souilly
G.C. II/9 Bloch 152
14
9
Connantre
Groupement de Chasse de Nuit
Unit Aircraft Total Avail. Base Commander Attached to
E.C.M.J. 1/16 Potez 631
38
15
E.C.N. 1/13, 2/13,
3/13 & 4/13
Potez 631
38
15

Bomber Squadrons (strengths are those of the morning of 6 June 1940 ) [ Top of Page ]

Groupement de Bombardement 1         (?)
Unit Aircraft Total Avail. Base Commander Attached to
G.B. I/62 Glenn-Martin 167 F
10
6
G.B. II/62 Glenn-Martin 167 F
14
9
G.B. I/63 Glenn-Martin 167 F
10
5
G.B. II/63 Glenn-Martin 167 F
12
6
Groupement de Bombardement 2         (?)
Unit Aircraft Total Avail. Base Commander Attached to
G.B. I/19 Douglas DB-7
10
9
Bléville
G.B. II/19 Douglas DB-7
7
6
Dadonville
Groupement de Bombardement 7         (?)
Unit Aircraft Total Avail. Base Commander Attached to
G.B. I/11 Lioré et Olivier 451
15
6
G.B. II/23 Lioré et Olivier 451
13
7
Groupement de Bombardement 9         (?)
Unit Aircraft Total Avail. Base Commander Attached to
G.B. I/21 Amiot 351/354 
Bloch 210
9
8
6
4
G.B. II/21 Amiot 351/354 
Bloch 210
8
9
1
4
G.B. I/34 Amiot 143 
Amiot 351/354
15
4
4
3
G.B. II/34 Amiot 143 
Amiot 351/354
12
4
4
2
Groupement de Bombardement d'Assaut 18         (?)
Unit Aircraft Total Avail. Base Commander Attached to
G.B.A. I/54 Bréguet 693
11
11
Bessay
G.B.A. II/54 Bréguet 693
14
12
Chartres
G.B.A. II/35 Bréguet 691 
Bréguet 693
8
7
7
6
Groupement de Bombardement d'Assaut 19         (?)
Unit Aircraft Total Avail. Base Commander Attached to
G.B.A. I/51 Bréguet 693
13
11
Orléans-Bricy
G.B.A. II/51 Bréguet 693
14
8
Briare

Reconnaissance / Observation Squadrons [ Top of Page ]

Strategic Reconnaissance
G.R. II/33 Nangis 10 Bloch 174 (5 serviceable), 1 Potez 637 (1 serviceable), 5 Potez 63.11 
 (3 serviceable) & 1 Potez 631 (1 serviceable)
G.R. II/55 1 Potez 637 (1 serviceable) & 13 Potez 63.11 (8 serviceable)
Army Reconnaissance   
unidentified unit unknown  3 Bloch 174 (1 serviceable)
G.R. I/35  Mantes  16 Potez 63.11 (9 serviceable)
G.R. I/14 Romilly  17 Potez 63.11 (6 serviceable
G.R. I/36 Evreux  7 Potez 63.11 (5 serviceable)
Observation
G.A.O. 501 9 Potez 63.11 (5 serviceable)
G.A.O. 1/508  8 Potez 63.11 (4 serviceable)
G.A.O. 1/514 3 Potez 63.11 (2 serviceable)
G.A.O. 517  4 Potez 63.11 (3 serviceable)
G.A.O. 3/551 7 Potez 63.11 (4 serviceable)
G.A.O. 509 4 Potez 63.11 (4 serviceable)
G.A.O. 510 7 Potez 63.11 (6 serviceable)
G.A.O. 515 10 Potez 63.11 (3 serviceable)
G.A.O. 543 6 Potez 63.11 (5 serviceable)
G.A.O. 1/589 2 Potez 63.11 (1 serviceable)
G.A.O. 507 Potez 63.11 (number unknown)
G.A.O. 2/550 Potez 63.11 (number unknown)
G.A.O. 546 Potez 63.11 (number unknown)
G.A.O. 581 Potez 63.11 (number unknown)


Zone d'Opérations Aériennes Centre - Z.O.A.C. [ Top of Page ]

Note : Z.O.A.C. was created on the 5th June.

Fighter Squadrons[ Top of Page ]

Unit Aircraft Total Avail. Base Commander Attached to
G.C. I/5 Curtiss H-75
26
22
Saint-Dizier-Robinson

Bomber Squadrons[ Top of Page ]

None

Reconnaissance / Observation Squadrons [[ Top of Page ]


Zone d'Opérations Aériennes Est - ZOAE [ Top of Page ]

Fighter Squadrons[ Top of Page ]

Groupement de Chasse 22
G.C. I/2  Damblain 21 Morane 406 (16 serviceable)
G.C. II/6 Aglures-Vources 34 Bloch 152 (27 serviceable)
G.C. II/5 Toul-Croix-de-Metz 22 Curtiss H-75 (17 serviceable)
G.C. III/2 La Perthe 30 Curtiss H-75 (28 serviceable)
Groupement de Chasse 24
G.C. II/2 Chissey 30 Morane 406 (20 serviceable)
G.C. II/7 Avelanges 29 Dewoitine 520 (27 serviceable)

Bomber Squadrons (strengths are those of the morning of 6 June 1940 ) [ Top of Page ]

Groupement de Bombardement 6  58 Lioré et Olivier LéO 451 (21 serviceable)
G.B. I/12
G.B. II/12
G.B. I/31
G.B. II/31
Groupement de Bombardement 10 28 Amiot 143 (16 serviceable)
G.B. I/38
G.B. II/38
Groupement de Bombardement 15 14 Farman 222 (5 serviceable) & 7 Farman 223 (2 serviceable)
G.B. I/15
G.B. II/15

 Reconnaissance / Observation Squadrons [ Top of Page ]

Strategic Reconnaissance
G.R. I/33 5 Bloch 174 (3 serviceable), 4 Potez 637 (4 serviceable) & 7 Potez 63.11 (3 serviceable)
Army Reconnaissance
G.R. I/22 8 Potez 63.11 (8 serviceable)
G.R. II/22 5 Potez 63.11 (5 serviceable)
G.R. II/36 5 Potez 63.11 (4 serviceable) & 4 Bloch 174 (0 serviceable)
G.R. I/52 2 Potez 63.11 (2 serviceable), 5 Potez 637 (3 serviceable) & 1 Bloch 174 (0 serviceable)
G.R. I/55 7 Potez 63.11 (4 serviceable)
Observation
G.A.O. 1/506 4 Potez 63.11 (2 serviceable)
G.A.O. 2/508 9 Potez 63.11 (4 serviceable)
G.A.O. 513 4 Potez 63.11 (0 serviceable)
G.A.O. 1/520 8 Potez 63.11 (4 serviceable)
G.A.O. 553 3 Potez 63.11 (3 serviceable)
G.A.O. 1/584 4 Potez 63.11 (0 serviceable)
G.A.O. 2/506 8 Potez 63.11 (4 serviceable)
G.A.O. 512c 8 Potez 63.11 (5 serviceable)
G.A.O. 518 5 Potez 63.11 (5 serviceable)
G.A.O. 1/551 7 Potez 63.11 (5 serviceable)
G.A.O. 582 2 Potez 63.11 (0 serviceable)


Zone d'Opérations Aériennes des Alpes - Z.O.A.A. [ Top of Page ]

Fighter Squadrons[ Top of Page ]

G.C. III/1 Valence Morane 406
G.C. III/6 Le Luc Morane 406
G.C. III/9 Satolas Bloch 151 & 152
E.C.N. V/13 Loyettes Potez 631

Bomber Squadrons (strengths are those of the morning of 6 June 1940 ) [ Top of Page ]

Groupement de Bombardement 11
G.B. I/11 16 Lioré et Olivier LéO 451 (7 serviceable)
G.B. II/11 14 Bloch MB 210 (11 serviceable)
G.B. I/23 2 Lioré et Olivier LéO 451 (0 serviceable)
G.B. I/25 5 Lioré et Olivier LéO 451 (3 serviceable)

Reconnaissance / Observation Squadrons [ Top of Page ]

Army Reconnaissance
G.R. II/14 8 Potez 63.11 (4 serviceable) & 1 Potez 637 (1 serviceable)
Observation
G.A.O. 2/514 4 Potez 63.11 (2 serviceable)
G.A.O. 548 4 Potez 63.11  (2 serviceable)

For information only (non-operational units) :

G.R. II/52 (converting to Bloch 174 in Bordeaux-Mérignac)
G.A.O. 502, 503, 504, 505, 511, 516, 544, 545, 547, 2/551, 4/551 (in the process of reforming)


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