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Name: Jean Marie Emile Derode
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
Croix de Guerre with 9 Palms
Croix de Guerre [Belgium]
Country: France
Rank: Capitaine
Service: French Air Service
Units: N67, N102
Spa 99
Victories: 7
Born: 16 September 1887
Place of Birth: Saint-Jacques par Lisieux
Died: 04 June 1918 Killed In Action
Place of Death:  
No notes.
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
"Temporary capitaine, commanding escadrille N102; excellent squadron commander who, in his competitive spirit with his pilots, never ceases to display the greatest intrepidity. He has had numerous combats during the course of which he has downed three enemy planes. He particularly distinguished himself on 23 April 1917 by his energy and coolness, in succeeding to land normally in our lines after his plane was severely damaged during combat with an enemy plane. Already cited three times in orders." Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur citation, 5 May 1917
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
u/c 16 Oct 1916 N67   EA  
1 15 Nov 1916 N67   EA Marchélepot
2 27 Dec 1916 1320 N67   EA Licourt-Morchain
3 23 Apr 1917 N102   Two-seater Prosnes
4 14 May 1917 N102   Two-seater French lines
5 06 Jul 1917 N102   EA  
6 23 Jul 1917 N102   EA  
u/c 12 Nov 1917 N102   EA  
u/c 06 Mar 1918 N102   EA  
7 04 Jun 1918 Spa99   EA  
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
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