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Name: Marcel Anatole Hugues
Légion d'Honneur
Croix de Guerre with 8 palms, 1 silver star
Military Cross (MC)
Marcel Hugues
Country: France
Rank: Capitaine
Service: French Air Service
Units: MF22; N77, N81, Spa95
Victories: 12
Born: 05 January 1892
Place of Birth: Belfort, France
Died: 14 July 1982
Place of Death: Fontainebleau, France
 
 
Marcel Anatole Hugues joined the French army in 1910. After serving with an infantry regiment for three years, he reenlisted and rose to the rank of Sergent-major by the beginning of the war. In 1915 he was promoted to Sous Lieutenant, transferred to the French Air Service at Avord and received a Pilot's Brevet in July 1916. In March 1918, Hugues assumed command of Spa95 and was promoted to Capitaine in June. He retired from the military in 1933 but returned to service during World War II, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and assuming command of Groupe de Chasse II/5.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 14 Feb 1917 N77   EA N of Custines
2 20 May 1917 N97   EA  
3 04 Jun 1917 N97   EA 1  
4 22 Jul 1917 N81   Balloon  
5 27 Jul 1917 N81   EA 2  
6 20 Aug 1917 N81   Two-seater 3 Bois de Forges
7 26 Aug 1917 N81   EA 4 Bois de Consenvoye
8 05 Dec 1917 N81   EA 5 Rozeweiler
9 10 Dec 1917 N81   Two-seater 6 N of Recicourt
10 23 Dec 1917 N81   Two-seater 7 Bois de Landrecourt
11 11 Apr 1918 Spa95   EA Mesnil-St. George
12 03 May 1918 Spa95   EA 8  

1 Shared with Lt Armand Pinsard
2 Shared with Adj Bonneau
3 Shared with S/Lt Adrien Leps
4 Shared with Adj Andre Herbelin, Sgt Gabriel Guérin
5 Shared with Adj Andre Herbelin, Adj Levecque
6 Shared with Lt Adrien Leps, Adj Andre Herbelin
7 Shared with S/Lt Mouquet
8 Shared with Sgt Fleury
 
Books
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
 
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