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Name: Andre Henri Martenot de Cordou
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
Médaille Militaire
Croix de Guerre with 7 Palms and 1 Star
Croix de Guerre [Belgium]
Country: France
Rank: Sous Lieutenant
Service: French Air Service
Units: C28, C56
N313, N94
Victories: 8
Born: 14 March 1893
Place of Birth: Chalezeule
Place of Death:  
After serving in the infantry, Matenot de Cordou transferred to the French Air Service in 1916.
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
"Incomparable pursuit pilot showing the highest offensive spirit, and setting a fine example of bravery and skill to his comrades. He recently reported his 4th and 5th victories. One wound, three citations, Médaille Militaire for feats of war." Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur citation, 5 August 1918
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 20 May 1916 C28 1 LVG C Beine
2 25 Jul 1917 N94   Rumpler Mont Cornilette
3 01 Apr 1918 Spa94   Albatros 2 Montdidier-Chaulnes
4 01 Jun 1918 Spa94   EA Parcy
5 03 Jun 1918 Spa94   Two-seater La Ferté Milon
6 05 Jun 1918 Spa94   Fokker D.VII E of Faverolles
7 21 Aug 1918 Spa94   Fokker D.VII 3  
8 13 Sep 1918 1720 Spa94   Fokker D.VII 4 Vieville-en-Haye

1 Gunner Claude de Martin
2 Shared with Lt Bechon
3 Shared with Adj Ondet
4 Shared with Lt Laganne, Lt Carbonnel
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
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