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Name: Paul Constant Homo
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
Croix de Guerre with 3 Palms, 1 Etoile de Vermeil
Country: France
Rank: Capitaine
Service: French Air Service
Units: BR235, C202, C225
Victories: 5
Born: 10 April 1892
Place of Birth: Arba
Died: 20 April 1968
Place of Death:  
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Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
"Excellent observer for heavy artillery. Conscientious and skillful. Called upon to regulate firing of long duration on distant objectives, he has acquitted himself remarkably in delicate missions, in spite of enemy planes and guns. During the course of regulating artillery, on 2 May 1917, he was attacked by six German planes, but put them to flight after downing two, returning with his plane riddled by bullets. Three German planes downed to his account. Already cited in orders." Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur citation, 11 June 1917
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 29 Jul 1916 C202   Fokker E 1 St. Christ
2 02 May 1917 C225   EA 2  
3 02 May 1917 C225   EA 2  
4 1918 BR235   EA  
5 12 Jul 1918 0650 BR235   Albatros 3 W of Bois de Vrigny

1 Pilot Adj René Pelissier
2 Pilot Lt Floret
3 Observer S/Lt Guérin
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
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