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Name: Paul Armand Petit
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
Croix de Guerre with 6 palms, 1 silver and 1 bronze star
Paul Petit
Country: France
Rank: Adjudant
Service: French Air Service
Units: Spa154
Victories: 7
Born: 17 January 1890
Place of Birth: Paris
Killed in Action: 18 September 1918 Killed In Action
Place of Death: Brimont
 
 
Petit entered the army on 8 October 1911 and served with the infantry before transferring to the French Air Service on 15 April 1917. After training, he was assigned to Escadrille N154 on 15 September 1917. After scoring 7 victories, he was killed in action on the Marne front.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 03 Apr 1918 Spa154 SPAD XIII Albatros Marcelcave
2 30 Jun 1918 1750 Spa154   Balloon 1 Courroil
3 01 Jul 1918 1715 Spa154   Balloon 2 Courmont
4 05 Jul 1918 0548 Spa154   Balloon 3 Courcelles-Sapincourt
5 11 Aug 1918 1930 Spa154   Fokker D.VII 4 NW of Jonchery
6 18 Sep 1918 1805 Spa154   Balloon 5 Brimont
7 16 May 1918 Spa154   EA  

1 Shared with S/Lt Michel Coiffard, S/Lt Louis Gros
2 Shared with S/Lt Michel Coiffard, S/Lt Louis Gros, MdL Jacques Ehrlich
3 Shared with S/Lt Michel Coiffard, MdL Jacques Ehrlich
4 Shared with S/Lt Michel Coiffard
5 Shared with MdL Jacques Ehrlich, Sgt Peillard
 
Books
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
 
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