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Name: Charles Alexandre Bronislas Borzecki
Légion d'Honneur
Médaille Militaire
Croix de Guerre
Country: France
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: French Air Service
Units: C43, Spa62
Victories: 5
Born: 04 November 1880
Place of Birth: Paris
Died: 30 May 1959
Place of Death:  
 
 
Called to active duty on 2 August 1914, Borzecki transferred to the air service and was assigned to Escadrille C43 on 3 November 1914. With this unit, he scored one victory in 1916 before being reassigned to Escadrille N62.
 
Médaille Militaire
"Adjudant observer of Escadrille C43; remarkable photographer observer showing skill, courage and sang-froid. He distinguished himself during the period 1 to 10 July 1916, during the course of which he demonstrated exceptional qualities of spirit and courage. Has executed in very bad weather all the missions assigned to him, often at very low altitudes, inspite of violent fire from infantry and artillery. Attacked twice by enemy planes, on 1 and 3 July, he attacked them causing them to flee, then completed his mission. Wounded and cited in orders." Médaille Militaire citation, 4 August 1916
 
Légion d'Honneur
"Sous Lieutenant observer of Escadrille N62; observer of the first order. On 10 February 1917, during the course of a long range mission, he was attacked by three enemy planes; he downed one of them and put the others to flight, not returning until his mission was completed. Has downed four enemy planes since July 1916. Already wounded in the course of the war and cited in orders four times." Légion d'Honneur citation, 8 March 1917
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 25 Jul 1916 C43   EA Combles
2 10 Oct 1916 N62   EA 1 E of Péronne
3 23 Nov 1916 N62   EA 1 Ypres
4 10 Feb 1917 N62   EA 2 Laon
5 25 Feb 1917 1045 N62   EA 3 S of Pinon

1 Shared with Sgt J Huffer
2 Shared with Sgt Hebert
3 Shared with Brig Fournier
 
Books
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
 
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