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Name: Georges Charles Marie François Flachaire
Légion d'Honneur
Médaille Militaire
Croix de Guerre with 7 palmes and 1 bronze star
Military Cross (MC)
Georges Flachaire
Country: France
Rank: Sous Lieutenant
Service: French Air Service
Units: N67, N105
Victories: 8
Born: 24 October 1892
Place of Birth: Grasse, France
Died: 30 April 1973
Place of Death: Caracas, Venezuela
Having served with an artillery unit, Georges Flachaire transferred to aviation in 1915. He scored eight victories flying Nieuport scouts with Escadrille 67. In 1918, he was posted to the United States to assist with the development of aviation plans by the Allies.
The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Friday Morning, 29 Mar 1918, page 8
Médaille Militaire
"On 30 April 1916, he attacked an enemy plane that was bombing our positions. After a serious combat during which he ran out of ammunition and fuel, he manoeuvred so adroitly that he forced his adversary to land in our lines where the pilot and observer were made prisoners. Already cited in Orders." Médaille Militaire citation, 10 May 1916
Légion d'Honneur
"Remarkable pilot of skill, courage and audacity, which he displayed during recent operations, during the course of which he provided the most highly conspicuous services. On 20 and 21 October 1916, he downed, in the most brilliant fashion, his fourth and fifth enemy planes. The first in our lines and the second in the German Lines. Médaille Militaire and cited in orders three times." Légion d'Honneur citation, 18 November 1916
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 30 Apr 1916 N67   Two-seater Vienne-le-Château
2 28 Jul 1916 N67   Albatros C 1 Souilly
3 23 Sep 1916 0900 N67   EA Bois des Vaux
4 20 Oct 1916 N67   EA Rancourt
5 21 Oct 1916 N67   EA Braieux
6 22 Oct 1916 N67   EA Metz-en-Couture
7 23 Nov 1916 1015 N67   EA Manancourt
8 18 Aug 1917 0845 N67   EA N of Anizy

1 Shared with Lt Jean Matton, S/Lt Georges Lachmann
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
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