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Name: Marius Jean Paul Elzeard "Marc" Ambrogi Balloon-Buster
Légion d'Honneur
Médaille Militaire
Croix de Guerre with 10 palms and 1 star
Marius Ambrogi
Country: France
Rank: Sous Lieutenant
Service: French Air Service
Units: N90, N507; Spa90
Victories: 14
Born: 09 June 1895
Place of Birth: Marseilles
Died: 25 April 1971
Place of Death:
 
 
A fighting pilot in both world wars, Marius Jean Paul Elzeard Ambrogi joined the army on 25 September 1914. After two years in the infantry, he transferred to the French Air Service and was assigned to N90 (later Spa90) for the duration of the war.
 
Médaille Militaire
A pilot who never ceases to distinguish himself by his spirit, and the ease with which he brilliantly accomplishes his daily duties. He has downed two adversaries who were seen falling disabled in their own lines. On 6 January 1918, he downed another enemy plane. Three citations.
Médaille Militaire citation, 2 February 1918
 
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
Reconnaissance and pursuit pilot beyond compare. Officer of the highest valour. Recently reported his fifth victory by downing an enemy balloon in flames. Médaille Militaire for feats of war. Six citations.
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur citation, 11 August 1918
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 30 Oct 1917 1010 N90   DFW C 1 Commercy
2 06 Jan 1918 1000 N90   Two-seater 2 Regneville
3 16 May 1918 1100 N90   Two-seater 3 Nomeny
4 17 May 1918 1800 N90   Balloon 4 Juville
5 25 Jun 1918 1740 N90   Balloon 4 Goin
6 30 Jul 1918 1845 N90   Balloon 5 Grange-en-Haye
7 07 Aug 1918 1752 N90   Balloon 5 Juville
8 21 Aug 1918 1330 N90   Balloon 5 Vaxy
9 02 Sep 1918 0930 N90   Balloon 6 Juvelize
10 15 Sep 1918 0700 N90   Balloon 7 Bourdonnaye
11 16 Sep 1918 1030 N90   Balloon 8 Cirey
12 10 Oct 1918 1407 N90   Balloon Amelecourt
13 18 Oct 1918 1415 N90   Balloon 7 Omeney
14 18 Oct 1918 1420 N90   Balloon 9 Avricourt

1 Shared with Adj Bordes, Adj Dupre, MdL Planiol
2 Shared with Lt Marie Lecoq de Kerland
3 Shared with Lt Dencausse
4 Shared with MdL Jean Pezon
5 Shared with Adj Maurice Bizot
6 Shared with Adj Maurice Bizot, Adj Jean Pezon
7 Shared with Adj Charles Macé
8 Shared with Adj Jean Pezon, Cpl Riviere
9 Shared with Adj Charles Macé, Sgt Auzuret
 
Books
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
 
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