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Name: Marie Charles Maurice Lecoq De Kerland
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
Croix de Guerre with 6 Palms
Country: France
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: French Air Service
Units: N68, N90, Spa 82
Victories: 7
Born: 21 December 1887
Place of Birth: Bordeaux
Died: 05 November 1978
Place of Death: Bordeaux
No notes.
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
"Elite officer mobilized in the Quartermaster Corps. He requested to serve in aviation where he is conspicuous as a pilot of the first order, full of courage, modesty and sang-froid. On 11 July 1918, he attacked a group of nine enemy planes and downed two, reporting therewith his fourth and fifth victories. Four citations." Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur citation, 4 October 1918
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 01 Nov 1916 N68   Aviatik C Foret de Gremessey
2 06 Jan 1918 1000 N90   Two-seater 1 N of Regneville
3 07 Jul 1918 Spa82   Fokker DR.I 2 St. Pierre d'Aigle
4 11 Jul 1918 Spa82   EA  
5 11 Jul 1918 Spa82   EA  
6 11 Aug 1918 Spa82   Fokker D.VII Lassigne-Chauny
7 03 Oct 1918 Spa82   Fokker D.VII Roulers

1 Shared with Marius Ambrogi
2 Shared with S/Lt Flers, Sgt Ventre
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
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