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Name: Pierre Delage
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
Médaille Militaire
Croix de Guerre with 6 Palms, 2 Silver Stars, 1 Bronze Star
Country: France
Rank: Adjudant
Service: French Air Service
Units: Spa93; Sop13
Victories: 7
Born: 19 August 1887
Place of Birth: La Coquille, France
Died: 04 October 1918 Killed In Action
Place of Death:  
Badly wounded whilst serving in the infantry, Delage transferred to the French Air Service.
Chevalier de la égion d'Honneur
"Pilot of Escadrille Spa93, a model of bravery and initiative to the end. On 4 October 1918, during the course of a difficult combat over enemy lines, he fell gloriously for France after having downed one of his adversaries. Two wounds, Médaille Militaire and Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur for feats of war. Five citations." Légion d'Honneur citation
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 16 Sep 1918 1025 Spa93   LVG C 1 NE of Juvelize
2 26 Sep 1918 Spa93   Balloon 2 N of Somme-Py
3 28 Sep 1918 Spa93   EA  
4 02 Oct 1918 Spa93   Fokker D.VII  
5 02 Oct 1918 Spa93   Balloon Somme-Py
6 02 Oct 1918 Spa93   Balloon Machault
7 04 Oct 1918 Spa93   EA  

1 Shared with S/Lt Gustave Daladier
2 Shared with S/Lt Gustave Daladier, Sgt Meymeil
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
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