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Name: Charles Jean Vincent Macé Balloon-Buster
Médaille Militaire
Croix de Guerre
Charles Mace
Country: France
Rank: Adjudant
Service: French Air Service
Units: Spa90
Victories: 12
Born: 05 April 1898
Place of Birth: Pau
Died: 07 June 1919 Killed In Flying Accident
Place of Death: Haguenau
 
 
Mace joined the army on 21 October 1915. On 22 July 1917, he transferred from an artillery regiment to the French Air Service. After receiving a Pilot's Brevet, he was assigned to Spa90 and downed 4 enemy aircraft and 8 balloons by the end of the war.
 
Médaille Militaire
"Self-sacrificing, audacious, and unselfish pilot who is an excellent example to all. He has returned sixteen times with his clothes and aircraft shot through by enemy fire. He has destroyed two planes and one balloon. On 22 September [1918], he reported two new victories by flaming two enemy observation balloons. Four citations." Médaille Militaire citation
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 27 Mar 1918 1710 Spa90   EA 1 Lagarde-Parroy
2 27 Mar 1918 Spa90   EA 1 Lagarde-Parroy
3 14 Aug 1918 0630 Spa90   Two-seater 2 Luneville
4 15 Sep 1918 0700 Spa90   Balloon 3 Geline
5 22 Sep 1918 1004 Spa90   Balloon Geline
6 22 Sep 1918 1007 Spa90   Balloon Juvelize
7 10 Oct 1918 1610 Spa90   Balloon 4 Geline
8 18 Oct 1918 1415 Spa90   Balloon 3 Omeray
9 18 Oct 1918 1420 Spa90   Balloon 5 Avricourt
10 22 Oct 1918 0900 Spa90   Balloon 6 Goin
11 22 Oct 1918 0905 Spa90   Balloon 7 Geline
12 28 Oct 1918 1000 Spa90   Hannover CL 4 N of Champenoux

1 Shared with Adj Laurent Ruamps, Sgt Maurice Bizot
2 Shared with S/Lt Lemarie, S/Lt Bordes
3 Shared with S/Lt Marius Ambrogi
4 Shared with Adj Jean Pezon
5 Shared with S/Lt Marius Ambrogi, Sgt Auzurat
6 Shared with Lt Dencausse
7 Shared with S/Lt Bordes
 
Books
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
 
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