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Name: Maurice Bizot Balloon-Buster
Légion d'Honneur
Médaille Militaire
Croix de Guerre with 6 palms
Maurice Bizot
Country: France
Rank: Adjudant
Service: French Air Service
Units: N90; Spa90
Victories: 10
Born: 05 November 1896
Place of Birth: Puechabon (Herault)
Died: 27 November 1925 Killed In Flying Accident
Place of Death:  
 
 
Bizot joined the army on 8 January 1915. He transferred from artillery to aviation on 12 May 1917. Posted to Escadrille N90 on 13 October 1917, he downed 7 balloons and 3 enemy aircraft during 1918.
 
Médaille Militaire
"Pilot of admirable courage, always volunteers for perilous missions. He has executed numerous bombardments and reconnaissances at low altitudes very far behind enemy lines. On 2 September 1918, he destroyed a balloon in flames and was severely wounded, returning to our lines at 200 meters above the ground. Two hundred hours of flight against the enemy. Four aircraft destroyed, three citations." Médaille Militaire citation
 
Légion d'Honneur
"Pursuit pilot of exceptional value. Has executed numerous bombardments and reconnaissances at low altitudes. Has downed three planes and seven balloons. One wound, six citations." Légion d'Honneur citation
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 27 Mar 1918 N90   EA 1 Lagarde
2 27 Mar 1918 N90   EA 1 Lagarde
3 30 Jul 1918 1845 Spa90   Balloon 2 Grange-en-Haye
4 07 Aug 1918 1752 Spa90   Balloon 2 Vaxy
5 08 Aug 1918 0516 Spa90   Balloon Very-Amelecourt
6 21 Aug 1918 1330 Spa90   Balloon 2 Vaxy
7 23 Aug 1918 Spa90   LVG C 3 Autrepierre
8 02 Sep 1918 0930 Spa90   Balloon 4 Juvelize
9 21 Oct 1918 1015 Spa90   Balloon 5 Avricourt
10 29 Oct 1918 1400 Spa90   Balloon 6 Geline

1 Shared with Sgt Charles Macé, Adj Laurent Ruamps
2 Shared with S/Lt Marius Ambrogi
3 Shared with Lt Lemarie, Sgt Boisonnade
4 Shared with S/Lt Marius Ambrogi, Adj Jean Pezon
5 Shared with S/Lt Bordes, Adj Jean Pezon
6 Shared with Adj Jean Pezon, Cpl Alliot
 
Books
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
 
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