Belgium Armored Car Squadron – Piron Brigade – Normandy 1944

Belgium Armored Car Squadron

Battle order – August 1944 – Battle of Normandy


 Headquarter

Daimler N°1
“AMARANTE”
Major François de Selliers
Van de Putte
Rees
Daimler N°2
“AMAZONE”
Capitaine C. Lancksweert
Jean Michel alias Pikowski
Cresson

Daimler N°3
“AS DE PIQUE”
De Potter
G. Muller
Frans Isenborgh

Dingo N°1
“AJAX”
Commandant Dulait
Coguen (Canadian)
Dingo N°2
“ACHILLE”
D’Andrimont
Joos
Staghound “ARDENT”
Lieutenant Totelin
Warnant
Houbleu
BSA Motorcycle
Van der Linden

 Anti-aircraft: adjudant Lemoine

Staghound N°1
Maréchal-des-logis Billiet
De Mayer
Brigadier Desmoutier
Staghound N°2
Dujardin
Wolf
Boudlet

 

 Belgium Armored Car Squadron (Dozulé, August 20, 1944) – 1st platoon

Daimler N°1
“BOUTE-EN-TRAIN”
Platoon leader: Sauvage
Radio operator: Erculisse
Driver: Devillé
Daimler N°2
“BRANLE-BAS”
Platoon leader assistant: Noël
Radio operator: Buysse
Driver: L. Taverner
Daimler N°3
“BURKEL”
Commander: Putzeys
Radio operator: Dubois
Driver: Ch. Taverner
Dingo N°1 “BLIKSEM”
Equeter
Alphonse Rouzée
Dingo N°2 “BLACKSWAN”
Danneau
Deblock
Jeep Willys N°1
“BOOMERANG”
Team leader: Ernst
Van Uffel
Hanot
Jeep Willys N°2
Team leader: Janssen
Bonnevie
Goblet
D’Aviella
BSA N°1 motorcycle
Van Langenaecken
BSA N°2 motorcycle
Bleu

 Belgium Armored Car Squadron (Dozulé, August 20, 1944) – 2nd platoon

Daimler N°1
“CALAMITY”
Platoon leader: Dewandre
Radio operator: A. Liénard
Driver: Brackx
Daimler N°2
“CORSAIRE”
Platoon leader assistant: Salman
Radio operator: Desy
Driver: Dujardin
Daimler N°3
“CASSE-COU”
Commander: E. Liénard
Radio operator: Bissot
Driver: Debacq
Dingo N°1
“CYCLOON”
Matagne
Mackelberg
Dingo N°2
“COBRA”
Harrewyns
An. Rouzée
Jeep Willys N°1
Team leader: Hendrickx
Mahieu
Vranckx
Jeep Willys N°2
Team leader: Scieur
Dierickx
Van Horen
BSA N°1 motorcycle
Van Craen
BSA N°2 motorcycle
Imbreckx

 

 Belgium Armored Car Squadron (Dozulé, August 20, 1944) – 3rd platoon

Daimler N°1
“D’ARTAGNAN”
Platoon leader: Verhaeghe
Radio operator: Van Lommeren
Driver: Bernaerts
Daimler N°2
“DUR-A-CUIRE”
Platoon leader assistant: Bihay
Radio operator: Simoens
Driver: Benoot
Daimler N°3
“DYNAMITE”
Commander: Roelants
Radio operator: Decrop
Driver: T Joen
Dingo N°1
“DENDERMONDE”
Chougol
Corneau
Dingo N°2
“DIKSMUIDE”
Collet
Hirchberg
Jeep Willys N°1
Team leader: Hodister
Del Marmol
Bragard
Delcourt
Jeep Willys N°2
Team leader: Paternotte
De Caraman Chimay
De Crombrugge
Albert
BSA N°1 motorcycle
Thys
BSA N°2 motorcycle
Lomme

 

 Belgium Armored Car Squadron (Dozulé, August 20, 1944) – 4th platoon

Daimler N°1
“ENRAGE”
Platoon leader: Pelsmaekers
Radio operator: Snoek
Driver: Bertens
Daimler N°2
“EFFRONTE”
Platoon leader assistant: Flasschoen
Radio operator: Blackman
Driver: Vernimmen
Daimler N°3
“ENTETE”
Commander: Trelachaud
Radio operator: Schreiber
Driver: Van Overloop
Dingo N°1
“EEKHOORN”
Gabelle
Desmecht
Dingo N°2
“EGEL”
Corbeels
Bouhisse
Jeep Willys N°1
Team leader: Dominicy
Pirmez
Jouniaux
Seuretin
Jeep Willys N°2
Team leader: Ducarme
De Jonghe
Van Leeuw
Dumont
BSA N°1 motorcycle
Cartiens
BSA N°2 motorcycle
D’Otreppe

 Belgium Armored Car Squadron (Dozulé, August 20, 1944) – 5th platoon

Daimler N°1
“FRANCHIMONT”
Platoon leader: Ltn d’Oultremont
Radio operator: Perelman
Driver: Biver
Daimler N°2
“FLANDRIA”
Platoon leader assistant: Van Praet
Radio operator: Bekaert
Driver: Claes
Daimler N°3
“FEAR-NAUGHT”
Commander: Wagemans
Radio operator: André Triest
Driver: Gillemot
Dingo N°1
“FURET”
Leleu
Ceusters
Dingo N°2
“FEROCE”
Maîtrejean
Perkins
Jeep Willys N°1
“FLEA”
Team leader: Irtou
Snoy
Weernaert
Jeep Willys N°2
“FLY”
Team leader: Delcourt
Michaux
Van Meeraeghe
BSA N°1 motorcycle
Wibaut
BSA N°2 motorcycle
Delmarcelle

 

L.A.D. : Light Aid Detachment

Lieutenant Moureau
Adjudant Ligot
Maréchal-des-logis Blin d’Orimont
Brigadier Cremer

Borremans
Coaime
Dauphin
Ivens
Jacops
Preudhomme
Salluits
Van der Meulen
Vogelair

 

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