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Name: François de Rochechouart de Mortemart
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
Croix de Guerre with 7 or more palms
François de Rochechouart de Mortemart
Country: France
Rank: Sous Lieutenant
Service: French Air Service
Units: N23, Spa23
Victories: 7
Born: 22 March 1881
Place of Birth: Paris, France
Killed In Action: 16 March 1918 Killed In Action
Place of Death: Consenvoye, France
 
 
The Prince de Tonnay-Charente transferred to the French Air Service in 1917. Assigned to Escadrille Spa23, he scored 5 victories in 1917 and 2 victories in 1918. Killed in action on 16 March 1918, he was shot down over Consenvoye.
 
Chevalier de la égion d'Honneur
"Pilot of escadrille N23, an excellent pilot who has demonstrated in his pursuit escadrille the great qualities of bravery and audacity. He has distinguished himself in many combats by his skill, resolution and disregard for danger. On 20 October 1917, he downed his fifth enemy plane during the course of a very difficult combat in which he was wounded. Four citations." Légion d'Honneur citation, 22 November 1917
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 16 Jun 1917 N23   EA St. Mihiel
2 03 Sep 1917 1520 N23   EA Dannevoux
3 21 Sep 1917 N23   EA 1 N of Douaumont
4 22 Sep 1917 1038 N23   EA 2 E of Cumieres
5 20 Oct 1917 1700 N23   EA Bois de Forges
6 19 Jan 1918 Spa23   EA Dieppe
7 19 Feb 1918 Spa23   EA  

1 Shared with Adj Melin, Adj Jean Casale
2 Shared with Adj William Herisson
 
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