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Name: Jean Georges Bouyer
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
Médaille Militaire
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Croix de Guerre with 8 Palms and 1 Silver Star
Country: France
Rank: Sous Lieutenant
Service: French Air Service
Units: N49; Spa49
Victories: 11
Born: 12 January 1891
Place of Birth: La Rochelle (Charente-Maritime)
Died: 16 January 1926 Killed In Flying Accident
Place of Death: Louveroy
 
 
Bouyer joined the army on 15 December 1911. After serving with the infantry, he transferred to aviation on 25 December 1914. He received a pilot's brevet (5957) on 25 March 1917 and was assigned to Escadrille N49 on 16 May 1917. With this unit he scored 11 victories by the end of the war.
 
Médaille Militaire
"Brilliant pursuit pilot who always gives the highest example of modesty, skill and audacity. On 9 December 1917, after a hard combat, he succeeded in shooting down his 3rd enemy aircraft behind our lines." Médaille Militaire citation, 4 January 1918
 
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
"Elite pursuit pilot who is an example of devotion to all his unit through his splendid qualities of determination and bravery. Has downed in flames, behind its lines, an enemy aircraft reporting therewith his 8th victory. Médaille Militaire for feats of war. Five citations." Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur citation, 27 July 1918
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 25 Jun 1917 N49   LVG C Seppois-Rechezy
2 07 Jul 1917 N49   EA Saurces-Rechezy
3 07 Dec 1917 N49   EA E of Burnhaupt
4 09 Dec 1917 N49   Two-seater 1 Gewevheim
5 13 Dec 1917 N49   EA Montbeilard
6 19 Feb 1918 Spa 49   EA Pfetterhausen
7 18 May 1918 0950 Spa 49   Scout 2 Burnhaupt
8 08 Jul 1918 0907 Spa 49   Rumpler C 2 Burnhaupt
9 19 Jul 1918 0610 Spa 49   Albatros 2 Cernay-Guerweiler
10 19 Jul 1918 0615 Spa 49   Albatros 2 Sulz
11 21 Oct 1918 Spa 49   Two-seater 3 Mulhausen

1 Shared with S/Lt Hirsch
2 Shared with Adj Paul Hamot
3 Shared with S/Lt Alexandre Bretillon, Adj Maurice Arnoux, Adj Paul Hamot
 
Books
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
 
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