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Name: Paul Adrien Gastin
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
Croix de Guerre with 8 palms
Paul Gastin
Country: France
Rank: Capitaine
Service: French Air Service
Units: GC23; MS12; N49; Spa84
Victories: 6
Born: 08 November 1886
Place of Birth: Avignon
Died: 23 August 1976
Place of Death: Nice
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Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
"Elite pilot of exceptional ardor and energy. He has engaged in a short time in more than ten combats, always compelling the enemy planes to flee. On 22 May 1916, he resolutely attacked an enemy plane and, in spite of violent fire from his adversary, he approached for hand-to-hand combat and downed it in our lines after having mortally wounded the pilot and observer. Already cited in orders three times." Légion d'Honneur citation, 3 June 1916
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 22 May 1916 N49   Aviatik Sentheim
2 23 Oct 1916 N49   Aviatik Cernay
3 01 Nov 1916 N49   EA Altkirch
4 23 Jan 1917 1600 N49   EA NW of Altkirch
5 28 Jan 1917 1500 N49   Albatros C Soppe
6 17 Aug 1918 Spa84   EA 1 Dreslincourt

1 Shared with Lt Lucien Cayol, Sgt Faurel
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
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