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Name: André Louis Bosson
Médaille Militaire
Croix de Guerre with 5 or more Palms
Country: France
Rank: Sergent
Service: French Air Service
Units: Spa62
Victories: 7
Born: 01 June 1894
Place of Birth: Esmans (Seine-et-Marne)
Killed In Action: 20 July 1918 Killed In Action
Place of Death:  
No notes.
Médaille Militaire
"Non-commissioned officer of incomparable courage and spirit. A the start of the war he was with the engineers, and always volunteered for the most dangerous missions. Transferred to aviation, he is a model of audacity and strength. He downed with astonishing speed his third, fourth and fifth enemy planes in three days. Four citations." Médaille Militaire citation, 16 June 1918
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 09 Mar 1918 Spa62   EA Clacy-Thirret
2 12 Mar 1918 Spa62   EA Crepy-en-Laonnois
3 27 May 1918 1425 Spa62   Two-seater  
4 28 May 1918 1355 Spa62   Two-seater 1  
5 30 May 1918 1410 Spa62   Albatros Ivord
6 02 Jun 1918 Spa62   Albatros  
7 04 Jun 1918 Spa62   Albatros D.V 2  

1 Shared with Adj Bland, Adj Veau, Sgt Dupont
2 Shared with Lt Jean-Paul Favre de Thierrens
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
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