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Name: Arthur Marie Marcel Coadou
Légion d'Honneur
Croix de Guerre with 6 Palms, 1 Gold Star
Country: France
Rank: Sous Lieutenant
Service: French Air Service
Units: C59; N88, Spa88
Victories: 9
Born: 07 February 1897
Place of Birth: St. Brieuc
Died: 22 October 1985
Place of Death: St. Raphaël (Var)
No notes.
Légion d'Honneur
"Aviation pilot who voluntarily enlisted at 18 years of age. He distinguished himself in Army Corps aviation by his exceptional qualities of bravery and audacity. In pursuit aviation he has become a very brilliant pilot and formidable hunter. He took part in all the great battles of 1918, displaying untiring ardor during numerous combats and strafings. He reported his 6th and 7th victories on 9 and 29 October 1918. One wound. Four citations." Légion d'Honneur citation, 28 March 1919
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 19 May 1918 Spa88   EA Grisolles
2 01 Aug 1918 1415 Spa88   Fokker D.VII Villemoyenne
3 04 Sep 1918 1815 Spa88   Scout 1 Juvigny
4 26 Sep 1918 Spa88   EA French lines
5 01 Oct 1918 Spa88   EA 2 N of Somme-Py
6 09 Oct 1918 1630 Spa88   Scout Montfaucon
7 29 Oct 1918 Spa88   EA  
8   EA  
9   EA  

1 Shared with Adj François Delzenne, Adj Pinot
2 Shared with Sgt Serene
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
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