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Name: Jean Seraphin Benjamin Emmanuel Bozon-Verduraz
Légion d'Honneur
Médaille Militaire
Croix de Guerre with 8 palms; 2 silver and 1 bronze star
Jean Bozon-Verduraz
Country: France
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: French Air Service
Units: C11, N3, Spa94
Victories: 11
Born: 29 May 1889
Place of Birth: Saint Etienne de Cuines
Died: 21 June 1942
Place of Death:  
 
 
After five years in the army, Bozon-Verduraz transferred to the French Air Service on 8 October 1915. On 12 May 1916, he was injured in a crash while serving with C11. Posted to N3 on 15 June 1917, he scored eight victories during the first half of 1918. On 1 July 1918, he assumed command of Spa94, scoring three more victories and logging more than 683 hours of flight time by the end of the war.
 
Légion d'Honneur
"Remarkable officer pilot; during two years, he has gained the admiration of the Army Corps Escadrille with which he served, carrying out the most arduous missions, never ceasing to seek battle with a joyous zeal. He downed, one after the other, three enemy planes in the space of four days. One wound. Three citations." Légion d'Honneur citation
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 16 Feb 1918 1135 N3   EA 1 Damloup
2 17 Feb 1918 1215 N3   Two-seater Montfaucon
3 20 Feb 1918 1120 N3   Two-seater 1 Calonne
4 20 Apr 1918 1005 N3   EA Hangard-Thennes
5 21 Apr 1918 0815 N3   EA 2 Thory
6 15 May 1918 1135 N3   Two-seater 3 Assainvillers
7 16 May 1918 0940 N3   EA 4 Montdidier
8 29 May 1918 1815 N3   EA Etelfay
9 17 Aug 1918 Spa94   Two-seater Roye
10 03 Oct 1918 Spa94   EA  
11 09 Oct 1918 Spa94   Two-seater 5 Bathinville

1 Shared with Lt de la Rochfordiere
2 Shared with S/Lt Duret, Adj Mion, Brig de Ligniere
3 Shared with MdL Molines
4 Shared with MdL Molines, Sgt Louis Risacher
5 Shared with Lt Leganne
 
Books
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
 
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