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Name: Henri Joseph Marie Hay de Slade
Légion d'Honneur
Croix de Guerre with 14 Palms
Croix de Guerre [Belgium]
Military Cross (MC)
Country: France
Rank: Capitaine
Service: French Air Service
Units: N80, N86, Spa159
Victories: 19
Born: 29 May 1893
Place of Birth: Brest
Died: 02 November 1979
Place of Death:  
 
 
A cadet at Saint Cyr in 1913, Hay de Slade transferred to aviation on 11 May 1916, earning a Pilot's Brevet in August of that year. After receiving advanced training, he was assigned to N80 on 13 December 1916. Reassigned to N86 on 16 April 1917, he scored 5 victories by the end of that year and followed this achievement with 6 more victories in the spring and summer of 1918. On 28 July 1918, Hay de Slade assumed command of Spa159, scoring 8 more victories by the end of the war.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 20 May 1917 1115 N86   DFW C Pontavert
2 29 May 1917 1925 N86   Balloon W of Amifontaine
3 22 Aug 1917 1820 N86   Albatros D.III Bois de Forges
4 25 Sep 1917 1230 N86   Albatros D.III Hannoville
5 05 Dec 1917 1140 N86   Rumpler C Anizy
6 25 Mar 1918 1040 N86   Rumpler C Noyon
7 02 May 1918 N86   Pfalz D.III Morlancourt
8 18 May 1918 N86   Two-seater Langemarck
9 27 May 1918 N86   Two-seater Mont Kemmel
10 18 Jun 1918 N86   Two-seater Chavancon
11 21 Jul 1918 N86   Fokker D.VII SE of Belleau
12 14 Aug 1918 1015 Spa159   EA SE of Morsain
13 22 Aug 1918 1955 Spa159   EA Bieuxy
14 02 Sep 1918 1045 Spa159   EA Terny-Sorny
15 24 Sep 1918 Spa159   EA N of Suippes
16 01 Oct 1918 1800 Spa159   EA Aure
17 01 Oct 1918 Spa159   EA Somme-Py
18 10 Oct 1918 Spa159   Balloon  
19 10 Oct 1918 Spa159   Balloon N of Etain
 
Books
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
 
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