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Name: Jean François Jannekeyn
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
Croix de Guerre with 2 Palms, 1 Gold Star, 1 Silver Star, 1 Bronze Star
Country: France
Rank: Capitaine
Service: French Air Service
Unit: BR132
Victories: 5
Born: 16 November 1892
Place of Birth: Cambrai, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Died:  
Place of Death:  
 
 
Jean François Jannekeyn served in the cavalry before transferring to the air service in 1917. He was appointed Brigadier General in 1939, then Major General in 1940. Jannekeyn was Secretary of State for Civil Aviation from 1943 onwards.
 
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
"An officer of exceptional merit who has never ceased throughout the war, at first as a volunteer in a cavalry battalion, then in day bombardment aviation, to be an example of courage and self-denial. Five citations." Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur citation, 27 March 1919
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 22 Aug 1918 BR132   EA  
2 14 Sep 1918 0930 BR132  1 Fokker D.VII Villers-sur-Pareid to Maisery
3 14 Sep 1918 0935 BR132  1 Fokker D.VII Villers-sur-Pareid to Maisery
4 14 Sep 1918 BR132  1 Fokker D.VII Villers-sur-Pareid to Maisery
5 14 Sep 1918 0940 BR132  1 Fokker D.VII  

1 Pilot Lt E Weismann
 
Books
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
 
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