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Name: Fernand Henri Chavannes
Légion d'Honneur
Médaille Militaire
Croix de Guerre with 7 palms and 1 bronze star
Fernand Chavannes
Country: France
Rank: Sous Lieutenant
Service: French Air Service
Units: N112, Spa112, Spa176
Victories: 7
Born: 16 April 1897
Place of Birth: Paris
Died: 05 October 1985
Place of Death:  
Cemetery: Fontenay Aux Roses
No notes.
Médaille Militaire
"First class pursuit pilot, courageous and with accomplished skill. He reported his fourth victory by attacking an enemy two-seater and forcing it to land behind our lines." Médaille Militaire citation, 13 April 1918
Légion d'Honneur
"Pursuit pilot of exceptional audacity and skill. Entitled to eight citations and seven victories." Légion d'Honneur citation
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 08 Feb 1918 Spa112   Albatros D.V Belfort
2 05 Mar 1918 Spa112   DFW C 1 Munster-Colmar
3 05 Mar 1918 Spa112   DFW C 1 Munster-Colmar
4 11 Mar 1918 Spa112   Rumpler C 1 S of Petit-Croix
5 23 Mar 1918 Spa112   Rumpler C 2 Frappelle
6 18 Jul 1918 Spa112   Fokker D.VII Rozieres-sur-Crise
7 22 Aug 1918 Spa112   Scout Chiry-Ourscamp

1 Shared with Lionel de Marmier
2 Shared with Capt Lemaitre, Lionel de Marmier
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
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