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Name: Gustave Victorin Daladier
Légion d'Honneur
Médaille Militaire
Croix de Guerre with 9 palms
Gustave Daladier
Country: France
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: French Air Service
Units: F14; N73, N93; Spa93
Victories: 12
Born: 23 March 1888
Place of Birth: Villedieu
Died: 16 April 1974
Place of Death:  
No notes.
Médaille Militaire
"Excellent non-commissioned officer having already given proof of high qualities in Algeria and Morocco. Transferred to aviation he has shown himself to be a pilot of utmost bravery. Has executed numerous reconnaissances of long distances and has had several combats. On 14 April 1917, he downed an enemy plane under particularly difficult circumstances." Médaille Militaire citation, 4 May 1917
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
"Admirable pilot because of his spirit and initiative in combat. During two and a half years in aviation he has always given proof of his ability through numerous protection and pursuit missions entrusted to him with very heroic spirit and devotion. He recently brought the number of his victories to seven. Médaille Militaire for feats of war. Four citations." Légion d'Honneur citation, 27 July 1918
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 14 Apr 1917 N93   Two-seater St. Marie-aux-Mines
2 24 May 1917 N93   Two-seater 1 Schwichausen
3 04 Jul 1917 N93   Two-seater 2 Aspach
4 30 Oct 1917 N93   Two-seater 3 Malancourt
5 29 May 1918 Spa93   Balloon Vauxillon
6 31 May 1918 Spa93   Fokker DR.I Chadun
7 02 Jun 1918 Spa93   Two-seater  
8 15 Sep 1918 Spa93   Balloon 4 Chambley
9 16 Sep 1918 Spa93   LVG C 5 NE of Juvelize
10 26 Sep 1918 Spa93   Balloon 6 N of Somme-Py
11 26 Sep 1918 Spa93   EA  
12 04 Oct 1918 Spa93   Balloon W of Machault

1 Shared with Sgt Maurice Robert
2 Shared with MdL Laurent
3 Shared with Adj Vieljeux, MdL Fernand Guyou
4 Shared with Sgt Meymeil, Sgt Praroud
5 Shared with Adj Pierre Delage
6 Shared with Adj Pierre Delage, Sgt Meymeil
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
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