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Name: Lucien Eugene Cayol
Légion d'Honneur
Croix de Guerre with 5 Palms and 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze Star
Country: France
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: French Air Service
Units: Spa65, Spa84
Victories: 5
Born: 27 November 1893
Place of Birth: Marseilles (Bouches du Rhône)
Died: 22 October 1960
Place of Death: Paris
Cayol was wounded in action on 26 September 1914, 12 May 1915 and 25 May 1915.
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
"Very daring officer and a true trainer of men. He conducted himself brilliantly on 5 May 1917 wiping out, at the head of his men, a strong enemy position, taking eleven Germans out of combat himself. By the grace of his attitude and strength he held the territory taken. Wounded three times. Cited in orders twice." Légion d'Honneur citation, 10 May 1917
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 27 Jun 1918 Spa84   Balloon  
2 17 Aug 1918 Spa84   EA 1 Dreslincourt
3 28 Oct 1918 Spa84   EA 2  
4 29 Oct 1918 Spa84   EA  
5 04 Nov 1918 Spa84   EA  

1 Shared with Capt Paul Gastin, Sgt Panel
2 Shared with Sgt Ferrier
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
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