Armée de l'Air 
Order of Battle, 1st September 1940

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Unoccupied France
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North Africa
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Middle-East
[ Fighter Squadrons ] [ Bomber Squadrons ] [ Reconnaissance / Observation Squadrons ]
French West Africa
[ Fighter Squadrons ] [ Bomber Squadrons ] [ Autonomous Squadron ]
Indochina Madagascar French Somali Coast 


Authorised strength under the revised Armistice Convention  was 26 aircraft for fighter squadrons and 13 for bomber and reconnaissance squadrons.

Unoccupied France [ Top of Page ]

See also Aéronavale units in unoccupied France.

Fighter Squadrons [ Top of Page ]

G.C. I/1 Lyon-Bron Bloch 152
G.C. II/1 Le Luc-en-Provence Bloch 152
G.C. I/6 (1) Salon-de-Provence Morane 406
G.C. I/8  Montpellier-Fréjorgues Bloch 152
G.C. I/8  Marignane Bloch 152
G.C. II/9  Aulnat Bloch 152
G.C. III/9 Salon-de-Provence Bloch 152
E.C.N. I/13 Nimes-Garons Potez 631
E.C.N. III/13 Nimes-Garons Potez 631

(1)  Disbanded on 30th October 1940 [ back ]

Bomber Squadrons [ Top of Page ]

G.B. I/12 Istres Lioré et Olivier LéO 451
G.B. II/15 Istres Farman F 222
G.B. I/31 Istres Lioré et Olivier LéO 451
G.B. I/38 Istres Amiot 143
G.B. I/38 Istres Amiot 143
G.B.A. I/51 Lézignan Bréguet 693 and Bréguet 695
G.B.A. I/54 Lézignan Bréguet 693

Reconnaissance Squadrons[ Top of Page ]

G.R. I/14 Perpignan Potez 63.11
G.R. II/14 Avignon-Pujaut Potez 63.11
G.R. II/22 Montpellier-Fréjorgues Potez 63.11


North Africa   [ Top of Page ]

See also Aéronavale units in North Africa.

Fighter Squadrons [ Top of Page ]

G.C. I/3 Oran-La Sénia (Algeria) Dewoitine 520
G.C. II/3 Alger-Maison Blanche (Algeria) Dewoitine 520
G.C. I/5 Rabat-Salé (Morocco) Curtiss H-75
G.C. II/5 Casablanca (Morocco) Curtiss H-75
G.C. III/6 Alger-Maison Blanche (Algeria) Dewoitine 520
G.C. II/7 Sidi-Ahmed (Tunisia) Dewoitine 520

Bomber Squadrons [ back to top of page ]

G.B. I/11   Oran-Saint-Denis-du-Sig (Algeria)   Lioré et Olivier LéO 451
G.B. I/15   Thélepte   Farman F 222
G.B. I/19   Sétif (Algeria)   Douglas DB-7
G.B. I/23   Meknès (Morocco)   Lioré et Olivier LéO 451
G.B. II/23   Meknès (Morocco)   Lioré et Olivier LéO 451
G.B. I/25   Tunis-El Aouina (Tunisia)   Lioré et Olivier LéO 451
G.B. II/25   Bougie (Algeria)   Lioré et Olivier LéO H 257 bis (converting to Lioré et Olivier LéO 451)
G.B. I/32   Camp Cazès (Morocco)   Douglas DB-7
G.B. II/32   Agadir (Morocco)   Douglas DB-7
G.B. II/61   Blida (Algeria)   Douglas DB-7
G.B. II/63   Marrakech (Morocco)   Martin 167 F

Reconnaissance Squadrons[ Top of Page ]

G.R. I/22 Rabat-Salé (Morocco) Martin 167 F
G.R. I/36 Sétif (Algeria) Potez 63.11 
G.R. I/52 Oran-La Sénia (Algeria) Potez 63.11
G.R. II/52 Oran-La Sénia (Algeria) Bloch 175
G.R. II/33 Tunis-El Aouina (Tunisia) Bloch 175


Middle-East [ Top of Page ]

See also Aéronavale units in the Middle-East.

See also the Syria pages for more details

Fighter Squadrons [ Top of Page ]

G.C. I/7 Rayack (Lebanon) Morane 406

Bomber Squadrons [ Top of Page ]

G.B. I/39 Baalbeck (Lebanon) Martin 167 F

Reconnaissance / ObservationSquadrons[ Top of Page ]

G.R. II/39 Damas-Mezzé (Syria) Potez 63.11
Esc. 3/39 Rayack (Lebanon) Bloch 200
G.A.O. 1/583 Alep-Nerab (Syria) Potez 63.11
E.O. 592 Rayack (Lebanon) Potez 25TOE
E.O. 593 Alep-Nerab (Syria) Potez 25TOE
E.O. 594 Damas-Mezzé (Syria) Potez 25TOE
E.O. 595 Palmyre (Syria) Potez 25TOE
E.O. 596 Deir el Zor (Syria) Potez 25TOE


French West Africa [ Top of Page ]

See also Aéronavale units in French West Africa.

Fighter Squadrons [ Top of Page ]

G.C. I/4 Dakar-Ouakam (Senegal) 19 Curtiss H-75

Bomber Squadrons [ Top of Page ]

G.B. I/62  Thiès (Senegal)  Martin 167 F
G.B. II/62  Thiès (Senegal)  Martin 167 F
G.B. I/63  Thiès (Senegal)  Martin 167 F

Autonomous Squadron [ Top of Page ]

43e G.A. Thiès (Senegal) Farman F 222, Potez 25TOE & Potez 542


Indochina [ Top of Page ]

See also Aéronavale units in Indochina.

See also the Indochina pages for more details
 
Groupe Aérien Autonome 41
E.R. 1/41    Pusat (Cambodia) Potez 25TOE
E.B. 2/41    Tong (Tonkin) 4 Farman 221 
 
Groupe Aérien Autonome 42 1 Potez 631C
E.R. 1/42    Pusat (Cambodia) Potez 25TOE
E.B. 2/42    Tan Son Nut (Cochinchina) 6 Potez 542
 
Groupe Aérien Mixte 595 
E.O. 1/595    Dong Hoi (Annam) Potez 25TOE
E.C. 2/595    Bach Mai (Tonkin) 9 Morane-Saulnier 406 
 
Groupe Aérien Mixte 595 
E.O. 1/596    Tourane / Da Nang (Annam) Potez 25TOE
Esc. 1/C.B.S.    Cat Lai (Cochinchina) 8 Loire 130, 2 C.A.M.S. 55 & 2 C.A.M.S. 37


Madagascar [ Top of Page ]

See also the Madagascar pages for more details
 
E.O. 555 Ivato Potez 25TOE


French Somali Coast  [ Top of Page ]

Détachement Air Djibouti  11 Potez 25TOE, 3 Potez 29, 4 Potez 63.11


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