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Name: Lionel Alexandre Pierre de Marmier
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
Médaille Militaire
Croix de Guerre with 8 palms, 1 gold star
Lionel de Marmier [France]
Country: France
Rank: Sous Lieutenant
Service: French Air Service
Units: Spa112, Spa176
Victories: 6
Born: 04 December 1897
Place of Birth: Bellegarde, France
Died: 30 December 1944 Killed In Flying Accident
Place of Death:  
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Médaille Militaire
"Elite pilot, every day giving new proof of his exceptional qualities of ardor and bravery. Always volunteers for the most perilous missions and has brilliantly distinguished himself during the combats in which he has engaged, forcing six enemy planes to return disabled to their lines, and by downing three others, two during the course of the same day." Médaille Militaire citation, 9 April 1918
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
"Pursuit pilot of brilliant bravery who, because of his temerity, never bothered to count the number of his adversaries. He reported seven official victories, and several others not confirmed. He was wounded in one combat and in another his plane burned. One wound, eight citations." Légion d'Honneur citation, 16 June 1920
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
u/c 30 Sep 1917 Spa112   EA
u/c 30 Sep 1917 Spa112   EA
u/c 02 Feb 1918 Spa112   EA
1 02 Feb 1918 Spa112   Two-seater 1 S of Altkirch
2 05 Mar 1918 Spa112   DFW C 2 Munster-Colmar
3 05 Mar 1918 Spa112   DFW C 2 Munster-Colmar
4 11 Mar 1918 Spa112   Rumpler C 2 S of Petit-Croix
5 23 Mar 1918 Spa112   Rumpler C 3 Frappelle
6 31 May 1918 Spa112   EA Lassigny

1 Shared with Sgt Reynaud
2 Shared with Sgt Fernand Chavannes
3 Shared with Capt Lemaitre, Sgt Fernand Chavannes
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
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