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Name: Honore Marie Joseph Leon Guillaume de Bonald
Légion d'Honneur
Croix de Guerre with 5 palms
silver medal for military valor [italy]
Honore de Bonald
Country: France
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: French Air Service
Units: N69
Victories: 5
Born: 13 August 1894
Place of Birth: Valady, France
Place of Death:  
No notes.
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
"Pilot of Escadrille N69; energetic and brave officer. Very seriously wounded in the cavalry, when his wounds healed he requested to serve in aviation. Since he arrived at his Escadrille he has shown himself to be a first class pursuit pilot. Has completed numerous hours of flight and has had many combats. He downed his fourth enemy plane on 3 June 1917. Already twice cited in orders." Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur citation, 15 June 1917
  Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 01 Nov 1916 N69   EA 1 E of Ablaincourt
2 28 Mar 1917 N69   EA  
3 03 May 1917 N69   EA  
4 03 Jun 1917 1850 N69   EA 2 N of Muison
5 N69   EA Italy

1 Shared with Cpl Boy
2 Shared with MdL Soulier, Sgt Chapelle
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
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