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Name: René Doumer
Légion d'Honneur
Croix de Guerre
René Doumer
Country: France
Rank: Capitaine
Service: French Air Service
Units: C64, Spa76
Victories: 7
Born: 31 October 1887
Place of Birth: Laon
Killed In Action: 26 April 1917 Killed In Action
Place of Death: North of Brimont
 
 
While serving with the infantry in 1914, Doumer received the Légion d'Honneur after he was severely wounded in combat. When he recovered, he transferred to the French Air Service. While commanding Escadrille Spa76, he was killed in combat when his SPAD VII was shot down by Erich Hahn, commander of Jasta 19. Doumer's father, Paul Doumer, became President of the Republic of France in 1931 but was killed by an assassin in Paris on 6 May 1932.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 19 Mar 1916 C64   LVG C Pont Faverger
2 30 Mar 1916 C64   Fokker E 1 St. Marie-a-Py
3 23 Oct 1916 N76   EA N of Azannes
4 23 Oct 1916 N76   EA N of Romagne
5 23 Jan 1917 N76   EA 2 N of Craonne
6 17 Mar 1917 1230 N76   Two-seater 2 Corbeny
7 28 Mar 1917 1040 N76   EA Bermericourt

1 Shared with Soldat Jannotte
2 Shared with MdL R Bazinet
 
Books
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
 
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