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Name: Armand Jean Galliot Joseph de Turenne
Officier de la Légion d'Honneur
Médaille Militaire
Croix de Guerre with 11 palms and  1 bronze star
Military Cross (MC)
Croix de Guerre [Belgium]
Armand de Turenne
Country: France
Rank: Capitaine
Service: French Air Service
Units: GB1; N48; Spa12
Victories: 15
Born: 01 April 1891
Place of Birth: Le Mans, France
Died:  
Place of Death:  
 
 
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Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
"A very courageous pilot who gives daily the highest example of boldness and initiative. The 6th of July 1917 he downed, in the course of one flight, his third and fourth German planes, one of these in our lines. Cited in orders three times." Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur citation, 22 July 1917
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 17 Nov 1916 N48   Albatros  
2 26 Apr 1917 0615 N48   Albatros D.V 1 Ville-au-Bois
3 06 Jul 1917 1035 N48   Albatros D.V 2 St. Thierry
4 06 Jul 1917 1037 N48   Albatros D.V 2 NW of Brimont
5 18 Aug 1917 N48   Albatros D 3 Foret d'Houthulst
6 30 Sep 1917 N48   Albatros C 4 Foret de Pinon
7 29 Jan 1918 Spa12   Albatros D.III 5 Allemont
8 23 Mar 1918 Spa12   Two-seater 6 La Fère
9 12 May 1918 Spa12   Albatros C 7 Guerbigny
10 13 Jun 1918 1715 Spa12   Pfalz D.III Soissons
11 15 Jul 1918 Spa12   Fokker D.VII 8 Château-Thierry
12 16 Jul 1918 Spa12   Albatros C 9 Reims
13 22 Aug 1918 Spa12   Balloon 10 S of Cuiry
14 26 Sep 1918 Spa12   Balloon 11 St. Geneveive
15 26 Sep 1918 Spa12   Fokker D.VII 12 Ville-sur-Tourbe

1 Shared with Cpl René Montrion, Cpl Conan
2 Shared with Capt Jean Matton
3 Shared with Adj Gilbert de Guingand
4 Shared with Sgt René Montrion
5 Shared with Adj de la Fregeoliere
6 Shared with S/Lt Decugis, Adj Philibert
7 Shared with S/Lt Marcel Dhôme
8 Shared with Adj Herlemont
9 Shared with MdL Beaunee, Cpl Haller
10 Shared with Sgt Saxon
11 Shared with S/Lt Schurck, Adj Emile Regnier
12 Shared with S/Lt Herlemont, Sgt Maurio
 
Books
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
 
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