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Name: Joseph-Henri Guiguet
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
Médaille Militaire
Croix de Guerre with 4 palms, 1 bronze star
Joseph-Henri Guiguet
Country: France
Rank: Sous Lieutenant
Service: French Air Service
Units: 94CRP, HF1, N3, N95, Spa167
Victories: 5
Born: 10 March 1891
Place of Birth: Veyrins
Place of Death:  
Guiguet was wounded in action on 1 July 1916 whilst attacking an enemy balloon. Wounded again on 23 May 1917.
Médaille Militaire
"Remarkable and courageous pilot full of initiative, always volunteers for the most perilous missions and exerts himself with an untiring zeal. On 22 May 1916, he attacked an enemy observation balloon at 1000 meters altitude and downed it." Médaille Militaire citation, 31 May 1916
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 22 May 1916   N95   Balloon Sivry
2 15 Dec 1916 0925 N3   EA Barleux-Belloy
3 20 Dec 1916 1430 N3   EA N of Marchelepot
4 05 May 1917 1915 N3   EA Mont Chalons
5 24 Oct 1918 1500 Spa167   Two-seater 1 N of Attigny

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