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Name: Pierre Henri Edmond Dufaur de Gavardie
Légion d'Honneur
Médaille Militaire
Croix de Guerre with 3 Palms and 2 Bronze Stars
Country: France
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: French Air Service
Units: C53, N12
Victories: 6
Born: 20 January 1890
Place of Birth: Rouen
Died: 04 October 1966
Place of Death:  
Dufaur de Gavardie was wounded in action on 7 February 1917.
Médaille Militaire
"Extremely brave pilot, conscientious and devoted, volunteers for all the dangerous missions. Has had several combats with enemy planes, forcing them to flee and carrying out the missions assigned him. On 13 March 1916, during the course of a mission, he showed exceptional courage." Médaille Militaire citation, 12 April 1916
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 08 Mar 1916 N12   EA Warmerville
2 27 Apr 1916 N12   LVG C  
3 01 Jul 1916 N12   Fokker 1 Anizy
4 25 Jul 1916 N12   Balloon 2 Poissy
5 25 Oct 1916 N12   Balloon  
6 09 Nov 1916 N12   Aviatik S of Verdun

1 Shared with Adj Lebeau
2 Shared with Sdt Carre
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
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