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Name: Georges Marcel Lachmann
Légion d'Honneur
Médaille Militaire
Croix de Guerre with 10 palms
Georges Lachmann Order of the Crown, Knight's Cross [Italy]
Order of St. George, 4th Class
Country: France
Rank: Capitaine
Service: French Air Service
Units: MS15
N57, N92, N581
REP15, REP27
Victories: 9
Born: 10 August 1890
Place of Birth: Paris
Died: 12 August 1961
Place of Death: Tonnerre
Having earned a civil pilot's license a month earlier, Lachmann was a Sergent serving with the French Air Service in August 1914 when he received a Pilot's Brevet. He was wounded in action on 26 June 1917. Throughout the war, Lachmann served with various Escadrilles on the Western, Russian and Italian Fronts. For his services during the war, he was decorated by the governments of France, Italy and Russia.
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 15 Jul 1916 N57 Nieuport Balloon Ham
2 28 Jul 1916 N57 Nieuport Albatros C 1 Souilly
3 12 Aug 1916 N57 Nieuport EA 2 Gincrey
4 04 Sep 1917 N581 SPAD VII EA Chileveff
5 19 Sep 1917 N581 SPAD VII Balloon  
6 03 Oct 1917 N581 SPAD VII Balloon  
7 04 Oct 1917 N581 SPAD VII Two-seater Malinise
8 08 Oct 1917 N581 SPAD VII Two-seater N of Lallisse
9 16 Oct 1917 N581 SPAD VII Balloon  

1 Shared with Lt Jean Matton, MdL Georges Flachaire
2 Shared with Adj Maxime Lenoir
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
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