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Name: Albert Achard
Légion d'Honneur
Croix de Guerre with 6 Palms
Country: France
Rank: Capitaine
Service: French Air Service
Units: MS48
Spa78, Spa150
Victories: 5
Born: 26 March 1894
Place of Birth: Briancon
Died: 21 August 1972
Place of Death:  
Albert Achard joined the army in 1911, transferred to aviation in 1915 and scored 1 victory as an observer and 4 victories as a pilot before he was wounded in action on 24 July 1918.
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
Excellent pursuit pilot of untiring ardour and never ceases to prove the highest qualities of audacity and tenacity. On 27 June 1917, after a difficult combat, he downed his second enemy plane. Cited in orders four times.
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur citation, 8 July 1917
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 28 Apr 1915 MS48   EA  
2 02 May 1917 N510   EA Over French lines
3 27 Jun 1917 N85   EA  
4 19 Jul 1918 Spa78   Scout  
5 24 Jul 1918 Spa78   C Sur Crecy-Mont
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
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