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Name: Georges Pierre Blanc
Légion d'Honneur
Médaille Militaire
Croix de Guerre
Country: France
Rank: Adjudant
Service: French Air Service
Units: N31, N62, Spa154
Victories: 5
Born: 18 June 1887
Place of Birth: Chatignac (Charente)
Died: 25 April 1960
Place of Death:  
 
 
Blanc joined the army on 10 October 1908. He left the infantry for pilot training on 20 June 1915 and received a pilot's brevet (2232) on 31 December 1915. On 31 March 1917 he joined Escadrille N31 and scored five victories with this unit by the end of October 1917.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 07 May 1917 0950 N31   Two-seater 1 Courtecon
2 02 Jun 1917 N31   Two-seater 2 Nanteuil-ls-Fosse
3 07 Oct 1917 N31   EA 3 Lierval-Laval
4 17 Oct 1917 N31   Balloon 4 Bruyeres
5 30 Oct 1917 N31   EA Moulin-Didier

1 Shared with Cpl Chapelle, Sgt Roland
2 Shared with Cpl Chapelle
3 Shared with Adj René Dousinelle
4 Shared with Adj Louis-Antoine Chartoire
 
Books
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
 
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