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Name: Lucien Marcel Gasser
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
Médaille Militaire
Croix de Guerre with 7 palms and 1 silver star
Lucien Gasser
Country: France
Rank: Adjudant
Service: French Air Service
Units: Spa87
Victories: 10
Born: 02 February 1897
Place of Birth: Pompey
Died: 14 February 1939 Killed In Flying Accident
Place of Death: Malzeville
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Médaille Militaire
"A pursuit pilot with incomparable ardor and skill. He attacked audaciously a group of enemy planes and downed one of them in flames bringing to four the number of his victories. Four citations." Médaille Militaire citation, 16 June 1918
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
"A pilot beyond compare. By his devotion proven to all and his straightforwardness, he has constantly been a remarkable example to his comrades. During the course of numerous combats in which he engaged regardless of the number of adversaries, he has had his plane hit many times and has reported eight victories. He was seriously wounded recently [15 July 1918] in a combat against overwhelming odds. Amputation of the left leg. Médaille Militaire for feats of war, five citations." Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur citation, 3 August 1918
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 16 Feb 1918 Spa87   DFW C N of Xures
2 17 Mar 1918 Spa87   Rumpler C 1 Haut-Riouville
3 19 Mar 1918 1045 Spa87   Rumpler C SW of Bois de Blamont
4 24 Mar 1918 Spa87   Two-seater 2 Avricourt
5 27 Mar 1918 Spa87   Balloon Ommerey
6 03 May 1918 Spa87   Albatros Arracourt
7 27 May 1918 Spa87   Two-seater Reherrey
8 23 Jun 1918 Spa87   Fokker D.VII N of Bezannes
9 03 Jul 1918 1830 Spa87   Albatros Foret de Rys
10 07 Jul 1918 0915 Spa87   Rumpler C 3 Villers Allerande

1 Shared with Adj Plessier
2 Shared with MdL Discours, Lt Reverchon
3 Shared with 2Lt Henot, MdL Vuillemin
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
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