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Name: Pierre Pendaries
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
Médaille Militaire
Croix de Guerre with 7 palms
Pierre Pendaries
Country: France
Rank: Sous Lieutenant
Service: French Air Service
Units: N69, Spa67
Victories: 7
Born: 21 June 1894
Place of Birth: Chambery
Died:  
Place of Death:  
 
 
On 4 September 1914, Pendaries joined the army and served in the infantry until he was badly wounded on 14 December 1914. When he recovered, he transferred to the French Air Service in the summer of 1915 and received his Pilot's Brevet on 17 January 1916. He joined Escadrille N69 on 6 May 1916, scoring 3 victories before he was wounded in action over Muizon on 3 June 1917. Returning to duty, he was reassigned to Escadrille Spa67 on 2 February 1918, scoring 4 more victories and ending the war with 1,180 hours of flight time.
 
Médaille Militaire
"Excellent pursuit pilot who always volunteers for the most perilous missions. He has had numerous combats. On 3 May 1917, he downed his third enemy plane. Wounded during the course of the war and cited in orders." Médaille Militaire citation, 28 May 1917
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 01 Aug 1916 N69      
2 22 Apr 1917 N69      
3 03 May 1917 N69   Rumpler C Aumenancourt-le-Petit
u/c 16 Mar 1918 1420 Spa67   Two-seater S of Challenonge
4 17 May 1918 1140 Spa67   EA Mézières
5 22 Jul 1918 0545 Spa67   EA 1 Ville-en-Tardenois
6 26 Sep 1918 1800 Spa67   Scout 2 S of Tahure
7 29 Oct 1918 1317 Spa67   Two-seater Amancourt

1 Shared with Adj Jaubert
2 Shared with Adj Edwin Parsons, MdL Denneulin
 
Books
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
 
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