The Aerodrome Home Page
Aces of WWI
Aircraft of WWI
Books and Videos
The Aerodrome Forum
Sign the Guestbook
WWI Web Sites
Medals & Decorations
The Aerodrome News
Search The Aerodrome
Today in History

Name: Jean Augustin Paul Joseph Loste
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
Croix de Guerre
Jean Augustin Paul Joseph Loste
Country: France
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: French Air Service
Units: C56, C46
Victories: 7
Born: 02 September 1893
Place of Birth: Toulon
Died: 26 July 1960
Place of Death: Bordeaux
No notes.
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
"A remarkably adroit and courageous pilot; has completed numerous artillery spotting, photographic, and bombing missions during the course of which he successively downed four enemy planes. In particular, on 1 November 1916, he descended to within 150 meters of the ground to shoot down his adversary in flames in its own lines. By virtue of his coolness, he was able to recross the lines and save his plane, one motor of which had been badly damaged. Cited twice in orders." Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur citation, 24 November 1916
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 27 Jul 1916 C46   EA 1 Saint Christ
2 08 Sep 1916 C46   EA 2  
3 01 Nov 1916 C46   EA 3 Metz-en-Couture
4 01 Nov 1916 C46   EA 3 Mont St. Quentin
5 16 Nov 1916 C46   Albatros 4 Brie
6 27 Dec 1916 1810 C46   EA 1 Barieux
7 26 Jan 1917 C46   Aviatik 1 N of Bapaume

1 Shared with Lt P Barbou, Louis Martin
2 Shared with Lt P Barbou, Louis Martin, Sgt Combret, Brig Achille Rousseaux, Brig G Cadot
3 Shared with Capt A de Montcabrier, Louis Martin
4 Shared with Marie Vitalis, Brig A Rousseaux
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
Aces · Aircraft · Books · Forum · Guests · Help · Links · Medals · News · Search · Today