19 June 2005, 03:49 PM
Join Date: Jun 2002
About french/greek escadrilles
Just to add that the 4 french/greek escadrilles carried french roundels during the war. Most of the personnel of this escadrilles were french.
N 531 : created in march 1918 as 2nd greek escadrille, all pilots were french. Only the commanding officer, Alexandre Zanna, was greek and I think he was not a pilot.
Br 532 : created in november 1917 as 1st greek escadrille, had AR 2 bombers and Nieuport fighters until creation of N 531 I suppose. Had some greek flying personnal : one known pilot, S/Lt Psalidas. And several observers : Lt Maniadakis, S/Lt Petropoulos, S/Lt Georgiades and S/Lt Coronas.
Br 533 : created in july 1918 as 3rd greek escadrille. All the personnal was greek except the commanding officer, a french captain (Anglezot).
Br 534 : created in july 1918 as 4th greek escadrille. The CO was french, and I don't know for the personnal.
After the was all the planes (Nieuport, SPAD, AR2 bombers, Breguet 14) were given to the greek army. The Breguet then wore greek roundels with a fuselage roundel. I don't know how were painted the fighters.
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