The Free French Air Forces

The record of the FAFL over the course of the Second World War is as follows:

  • 344 enemy aircraft brought down
  • 46 possible
  • 97 damaged
  • 104 vessels sunk, set on fire or damaged
  • hundreds of vehicles, locomotives and equipment of all kinds destroyed on all fronts.

Normandie-Niemen fighter group

  • Combat missions flown: 5 240
  • Victories: 273 enemy aircraft brought down, 36 possible, 45 damaged
  • Pilots : 96
  • Pilots killed or missing in action: 42

Ile de France fighter group

  • Combat missions flown: 6 029 - 8 410 combat flying hours
  • Victories: 35 enemy aircraft brought down, 6 possible, 35 damaged
  • Pilots : 78
  • Pilots killed or missing in action: 37

Alsace fighter group

  • Combat missions flown: 4 500
  • Victories: 32 enemy aircraft brought down, 4 possible, 14 damaged
  • Pilots : 87
  • Pilots killed or missing in action: 21

Lorraine bomber group

  • Combat missions flown: 3 500 including 900 in Africa and 260 from Britain
  • Mission flying hours: 5 200
  • 3 000 tonnes of bombs dropped including 500 in Africa and 2 500 on the western front
  • Victories: 2 enemy aircraft brought down, 3 damaged and one submarine sunk
  • The Lorraine group lost 35 aircraft
  • 113 killed, 41 wounded, 19 captured

Bretagne bomber group

  • Combat missions flown: 21
  • Flying hours: 4 504
  • Number of crews : 36
  • Losses: 5 killed, 3 captured