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Name: Edmond Eugene Henri Caillaux
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
Médaille Militaire [france]
Croix de Guerre with 4 palmes, 1 etoile de vermeil [france]
Edmond Caillaux
Country: France
Rank: Adjudant
Service: French Air Service
Units: MF88, Spa48
Victories: 5
Born: 18 February 1896
Place of Birth: Vendome (Loir-et-Cher)
Died: 22 January 1943
Place of Death: Montigny-les-Cormeilles
Caillaux joined the army on 17 November 1917 and served as a driver in the service corps before joining an artillery regiment. On 29 February 1916 he transferred to the air service and received his pilot's brevet (4646) on 22 May 1916. Assigned to Escadrille N48 on 28 April 1917, he scored at least five victories by the end of the year.
Médaille Militaire
"Excellent pursuit pilot, gives constant proof of the highest spirit, and the most remarkable strength, during the course of incessant combats. He recently downed his fourth enemy plane. Three citations." Médaille Militaire citation, 27 July 1918
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
u/c 27 May 1917 Spa48   EA  
u/c 19 Sep 1917 Spa48   EA W of Ville-au-Bois
u/c 22 Sep 1917 1110 Spa48   Two-seater Fismes
1 03 Dec 1917 Spa48   Aviatik C 1 Ostel-Chavonne
2 19 Feb 1918 Spa48   Rumpler C 2 Nogent l'Abbesse
3 07 Jun 1918 Spa48   Balloon 3 Vezaponin
4 17 Jun 1918 Spa48   Halberstadt C 4 Chaudun

1 Shared with Capt Jacques Sabattier de Vignolle
2 Shared with Adj Jacques Roques, S/Lt Bajac
3 Shared with S/Lt Gilbert de Guingand, Adj René Montrion
4 Shared with Adj René Montrion, Adj Jacques Roques
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
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