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    Default Y0004 - Potez 540 - FAFL - 30-06-1940

    Hello,
    Jagan is this what you suggest ?
    Y0004 - Potez 540 - FAFL - 30-06-1940
    Escape attempt to the UK via Gibraltar.
    Crashed bij Ras el Mar/Marokko

    Crew listed as one.
    Sgt(P) LE DIGABEL, Louis - ( 03/04/1920 ) - FFAF.
    Listed as Passengers
    Cpl-Chef(P/Pass) - FRENZER, Jean - ( 11/04/1920 )- FFAF
    Cpl-Chef(At/Pass) - SENTENAC, Paul - ( 10/02/1921 ) - FFAF
    Soldat (P/Pass ) - RAYBAUDI, Robert - ( 12/05/1919 ) - FFAF
    Soldat ( Pu/t/Pass ) - DIACONO, Jean ( 07/12/1921 ) - FFAF
    Soldat ( Pu/t/Pass ) - FOISSET, Jean - ( 28/09/1920 ) - FFAF
    Soldat ( Pu/t/Pass ) - JEUNEHOMME, Marcel - ( 01/03/1922 ) - FFAF
    Sold at ( P/Pass ) - RENAUD, Emile - ( 29-12-1918 ) - FFAF

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    The RAF's French Foreign Legion: De Gaulle, the British and the Re-emergence ...
    By G. H. Bennett

    https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=...raltar&f=false

    Despite the immense difficulty of flying a sabotaged aircraft, and the fear that fighters might be sent up to pursue them, Mouchotte piloted the aircraft to Gibraltar, which was rapidly becoming the chief destination for airmen from North Africa who wished to join the Free French forces. Between 26 and 30 June, 2 Goelands, 2 Simouns, a Morane 230 and a Glenn Martin 167 all flown by volunteers determined to enlist with the Free French landed at Gibraltar, but escape by that route could be risky. Any aircraft that ventured into Spanish air space could expect to come under fire. Four escapers in a Glenn Martin lost their lives when Spanish anti-air-craft fire shot down their aircraft as it approached Gibraltar. An even bigger loss of life occurred when a Potez 540 transport plane crashed and caught fire shortly after an unauthorized take-off from Fez, in Morocco. The would-be escapers four pilots, three trainee pilots and an air gunner all lost their lives. Nevertheless, French airmen continued to head for Gibraltar. During July and August a further 3 Simouns, 1 Goeland and 9 Glenn Martins arrived safely at Gibraltar with crews eager to respond to de Gaulle's call for Frenchmen to fight on at Britain's side.

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    Croix de Lorraine et Croix du sud, 1940-1942: aviateurs belges et de la ...
    By Vital Ferry

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    Potez 540 n 47 (ecrase au decollage, tous tues), sergent pilote Marcel Jeunehomme. sergent Louis Le Digabel. caporaux chefs Jean Frenzer, Emile Renaud et Paul Sentcnac. soldats Jean Diacono, Jean Foisset, Robert Reybaudy ,
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    What happened to quite so many Glenns?

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