of St Gaudens in the Haute-Garonne department of France on August
27th 1901, Georges Martial Tricaud enlisted in the
aviation branch for four years in January 1921, serving with the
317th aviation regiment. Obtaining his wings in September
of the same year, he was then affected to the Military School
in Versailles and hence to the Military School of the Corps of
After graduating with the rank of Second Lieutenant, he was assigned
to the 33rd regiment in October 1926, becoming one
of the squadron leaders, and promoted to First Lieutenant in June
1930. After a brief assignment at Etampes as an instructor, he
was named squadron leader for the future 11th bomb
wing in September 1931.
Promoted to Captain in March 1933, he was assigned to what would
become the 4th Fighter wing in January 1934; first
as squadron leader, and then as the group's second in command.
In June 1937, he took command of the newly formed GARALD 572 (regional
group of aerial defense) in Algiers, later on renamed ERC 572
(Regional fighter squadron) before forming the nucleus of GC II/9
in November 1939, where he became the second in command.
In command of GC I/6 from December 14, 1939 to August 16, 1940,
he was promoted to Major on May 11th, 1940. In August
1940, he took command of GC III/9, which was reborn by absorbing
a squadron of the dissolved I/6. On the 8th of April
1941 he was heading the GC II/5 and was reported missing on November
8, 1942 while engaging a superior force of Grumman F4F from the
Flight Lieutnant / Captain
07.04.40 (11) Ju 52 Meurcourt 
Squadron Leader / Major
20.05.40 (1) Bf 109 Corbie 
21.05.40 (4) Do 17 Cambrai 
08.11.42 (2) Wildcat Camp Cazes [Morocco]
08.11.42 (3) (2) Wildcat Camp Cazes [Morocco]
(X): total number of pilots participating to the destruction of
the enemy airplane.
[XX]: geographical French department or country.
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