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Name: Andre Jean Louis Barcat
Légion d'Honneur
Croix de Guerre with 3 Palms, 1 Gold Star
Country: France
Rank: Sous Lieutenant
Service: French Air Service
Units: Spa153, Spa155
Victories: 5
Born: 08 November 1896
Place of Birth: Paris
Died: 16 July 1918 Killed In Action
Place of Death:  
 
 
Joining an artillery regiment on 12 April 1915, Barcat was sent to Chartres for pilot training on 15 September 1917. He received a pilot's brevet on 28 November 1917 and joined Escadrille Spa155 on 11 February 1918. Reassigned to Spa 153 on 22 February 1918, Barcat scored five victories with this unit before he was killed in action.
 
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
"Officer of admirable strength, model of discipline and tenacity in combat. Killed on 16 July 1918, having reported his fifth victory. Has been cited." Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur citation, 30 July 1919
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 21 Mar 1918 Spa153   EA 1 Cornilette
2 02 May 1918 Spa153   Pfalz 2 Montdidier
3 15 May 1918 Spa153   Two-seater 3 Thory
4 19 May 1918 Spa153   Scout 4 Moreuil
5 02 Jun 1918 Spa153   Balloon 5 E of Thory

1 Shared with S/Lt Gilbert de Guingand
2 Shared with Lt Auguste Lahoulle, S/Lt Louvat, Sgt Morel
3 Shared with Adj Bernard Artigau
4 Shared with MdL Arrault
5 Shared with MdL Georges Halberger
 
Books
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
 
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