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Name: Raoul Cesar Robert Pierre Echard
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
Croix de Guerre with 6 Palms
Country: France
Rank: Capitaine
Service: French Air Service
Units: GC22, N26, N82
Victories: 7
Born: 28 September 1883
Place of Birth: Rouen
Died: 07 September 1922 Killed In Flying Accident
Place of Death: The Alps
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Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
"An energetic officer, audacious and skillful pilot. In less than a month, by his courage and combat techniques, and by the example he gives each day to everyone, he made a newly formed young escadrille into a highly efficient unit. On 3 May 1917, he downed his third enemy plane in our lines. Cited twice in orders." Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur citation, 22 May 1917
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 18 Mar 1917 1000 N82   Two-seater W of Altkirch
2 01 May 1917 N82   EA  
3 03 May 1917 N82   EA 1 Moosch
4 05 May 1917 N82   EA  
5 18 Mar 1918 N82   EA Asiago
6 14 Jun 1918 N82   Fokker DR.I Cernay-les-Reims
7 20 Aug 1918 1900 GC22   Balloon Concevreux

1 Shared with François de Boigne
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
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