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Name: René Montrion
Médaille Militaire
Croix de Guerre with 7 palms and 1 gold star
René Montrion
Country: France
Rank: Adjudant
Service: French Air Service
Units: Spa48
Victories: 11
Born: 07 August 1896
Place of Birth: Paris
Killed In Action: 28 June 1918 Killed In Action
Place of Death:  
   
 
 
René Montrion joined the army in 1914. A combat infantry veteran, he transferred to the aviation service and began flight training on 9 October 1916. Posted to N48 on 6 April 1917, Montrion scored eleven victories before he was killed in action.
 
Médaille Militaire
"Incomparable pilot, audacious, adroit and very brave. On 30 September [1917] he downed two enemy planes, bringing therewith the number of his victories to seven. Cited in orders six times." Médaille Militaire citation
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 26 Apr 1917 1615 N48   Two-seater 1 Ville-au-Bois
2 18 May 1917 0720 N48   Albatros 2 N of Juvigny
3 26 Aug 1917 N48   Albatros D.III 3 Foret d'Houthulst
4 21 Sep 1917 1830 N48   Two-seater 4 Festieux-Soissons
5 22 Sep 1917 1110 N48   Albatros 4 NE of Courtecon
6 30 Sep 1917 N48   Two-seater Chivy
7 30 Sep 1917 N48   Albatros C 5 Foret de Pinon
8 01 Mar 1918 Spa48   Two-seater Nogent l'Abbesse
9 06 Jun 1918 Spa48   Balloon 3 Catigny
10 07 Jun 1918 Spa48   Balloon 6 Vezaponin
11 17 Jun 1918 Spa48   Halberstadt C 7 Chaudon

1 Shared with Lt Armand de Turenne, Cpl Conan
2 Shared with Cpl Conan
3 Shared with Adj Gilbert de Guingand
4 Shared with Sgt René Dousinelle
5 Shared with Lt Armand de Turenne
6 Shared with S/Lt Gilbert de Guignand, Adj Edmond Caillaux
7 Shared with Adj Edmond Caillaus, Adj Jacques Roques
 
Books
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
 
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