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Name: Armond Jean Berthelot
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
Médaille Militaire
Croix de Guerre with 10 palms and 1 bronze star
Armond Berthelot
Country: France
Rank: Adjudant
Service: French Air Service
Units: N15; Spa15
Victories: 11
Born: 11 July 1894
Place of Birth: Saint Marc (Finistere)
Died: 19 September 1961
Place of Death:  
 
 
Berthelot joined the army on 8 October 1912. Having served with the 3eme Dragons, he began pilot training on 5 November 1916 and received a pilot's brevet (5703) on 18 March 1917. Assigned to Escadrille N15 on 27 July 1917, Berthelot scored eleven victories by the end of the war.
 
Médaille Militaire
"Remarkable pursuit pilot with high moral values and exceptional skill, a model of bravery and spirit. He recently downed his 6th enemy plane. Four citations." Médaille Militaire citation, 7 July 1918
 
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
"Pursuit pilot beyond compare, has reported 11 official victories. Médaille Militaire for feats of war. Ten citations." Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur citation, 25 April 1919
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 24 Mar 1918 N15   Balloon Foret de St Gobain
2 12 Apr 1918 N15   Balloon Mézières
3 15 May 1918 Spa15   Two-seater 1 Gamelin
4 27 May 1918 Spa15   DFW C 2 Comin
5 31 May 1918 Spa15   DFW C Egrouelles
6 09 Jun 1918 Spa15   DFW C Bois de Chaux
7 14 Aug 1918 1040 Spa15   Rumpler C Chevrigny
8 04 Sep 1918 1135 Spa15   EA 3  
9 26 Sep 1918 1410 Spa15   DFW C N of Montfaucon
10 09 Oct 1918 1640 Spa15   EA Bantheville
11 09 Oct 1918 1645 Spa15   EA Bantheville

1 Shared with Lt Laporte, MdL Kuhling
2 Shared with Adj Bernard Artigau
3 Shared with Sgt Foucade, Sgt Barat
 
Books
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
 
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