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Name: René Paul Louis Dousinelle
Légion d'Honneur
Croix de Guerre with 10 palms
Croix de Guerre [belgium]
René Dousinelle
Country: France
Rank: Sous Lieutenant
Service: French Air Service
Units: N31; Spa48
Victories: 9
Born: 02 June 1891
Place of Birth: Maisons-Lafitte
Died: 28 January 1963
Place of Death:  
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Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
"Very conscientious pilot possessing valor beyond praise. In pursuit aviation for two years, he has always shown bravery during the execution of his most delicate missions. During the course of numerous combats he has downed three enemy planes. Recently, accompanied by two young pilots, he did not hesitate to attack an enemy patrol of eleven scouts and downed two in our lines. Fourth and fifth victories. Three citations." Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur citation, 27 July 1918
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 21 Sep 1917 1830 Spa48   Two-seater 1 S of Festieux
2 22 Sep 1917 1110 Spa48   Albatros C 1 NE of Courtecon
3 07 Oct 1917 Spa48   Scout 2 Lierval-Laval
4 05 Jun 1918 Spa48   Two-seater Soissons
5 11 Jun 1918 Spa48   Halberstadt C 3 NW of Rémy
6 11 Jun 1918 Spa48   Halberstadt C 4 Fanieres
7 28 Jun 1918 0615 Spa48   EA 5 Dommiers
8 28 Jun 1918 Spa48   Two-seater 6 Versefeuille
9 22 Jul 1918 Spa48   EA  

1 Shared with Sgt René Montrion
2 Shared with Adj Georges Blanc
3 Shared with Adj A Binoche
4 Shared with Cpl A Mercier
5 Shared with adj A Binoche, Sgt Patry
6 Shared with Adj A Binoche, MdL J Danglade
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
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