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Name: Henri François Languedoc
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
Croix de Guerre with 6 palms, 2 silver stars, 1 bronze star
Henri Languedoc
Country: France
Rank: Sous Lieutenant
Service: French Air Service
Units: N12
Victories: 7
Born: 05 October 1885
Place of Birth: Seraincourt
Died From Wounds: 18 July 1917 Died From Wounds
Place of Death:  
 
 
Having joined the army on 21 October 1903, Languedoc was serving with a cavalry regiment when the war began. Promoted to Sous Lieutenant, he transferred to an infantry regiment on 21 March 1915 but was disqualified from further service when he was badly wounded in combat. On 10 January 1916, he joined the French Air Service and received his Pilot's Brevet on 31 March 1916. Posted to Escadrille N12, he scored his first victory flying a Nieuport 11 on 23 October 1916. The following year, Languedoc downed six more enemy aircraft and became N12's leading ace before he was mortally wounded on 16 July 1917.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 23 Oct 1916 N12   EA Ornes
2 23 Jan 1917 N12   EA Samogneux
3 29 Jan 1917 N12   Aviatik C Eptainville
4 03 Feb 1917 N12   EA Bois de Forges
5 14 Apr 1917 0600 N12   EA Bois de Noyelle
6 16 Apr 1917 0600 N12   EA E of Caudry
7 21 Apr 1917 N12   EA  
 
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Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
 
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