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Preparing for a Combat
The pursuit flight is a continuous acrobatic performance. In order to defend yourself on all sides you must not fly straight. One must bank slightly on either wing, in such manner as to be able to see what is going on on all sides. The renversements and sharp turnings are employed to prevent being taken by surprise from the rear. You must take your enemy by surprise and avoid being taken by surprise yourself.
Translated from the French by "Chasse Pilot"
1 Fonck, René Paul 75
2 Guynemer, Georges Marie Ludovic Jules 53
3 Nungesser, Charles Eugene Jules Marie 43
4 Madon, Georges Felix 41
5 Boyau, Maurice Jean Paul 35
6 Coiffard, Michel Joseph Callixte Marie 34
7 Bourjade, Léon Jean Pierre 28
8 Pinsard, Armand 27
9 Dorme, René Pierre Marie 23
10 Guerin (Guérin), Gabriel Fernand Charles 23
11 Haegelen, Claude Marcel 23
12 Heurtaux, Alfred Marie Joseph 21
13 Marinovitch, Pierre 21
14 Deullin, Albert Louis 20
15 Ehrlich, Jacques Louis 19
 
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