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Name: Robert Joseph Delannoy
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
Croix de Guerre with 3 or more palms
Robert Delannoy
Country: France
Rank: Sous Lieutenant
Service: French Air Service
Unit: N80, Spa80
Victories: 7
Born: 02 September 1890
Place of Birth: Roubaix, France
Place of Death:  
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Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
"A pilot of great value, remarkable by his bravery and intrepidity. He has distinguished himself during the course of numerous combats with enemy planes by his skill and disregard of danger. On 15 December 1917, he downed his fourth enemy plane." Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur citation
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 05 May 1917 0545 Spa80   EA Juvincourt
2 17 Jun 1917 Spa80   Two-seater Gugincourt
3 19 Jun 1917 0645 Spa80   Two-seater NE of Juvincourt
4 21 Aug 1917 Spa80   EA Montfaucon
5 15 Dec 1917 0930 Spa80   Two-seater 1 S of Nauroy
6 20 Aug 1918 Spa80   Halberstadt C 2  
7 20 Aug 1918 Spa80   Two-seater 3  

1 Shared with Adj Jacques Sabattier, Adj Renauld
2 Shared with Adj de Tonnac de Villeneuve, S/Lt Compagnon
3 Shared with Adj de Tonnac de Villeneuve
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
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