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Name: Constant Emmanuel Plessis
Légion d'Honneur
Croix de Guerre
Croix de Guerre with 6 Palms
Country: France
Rank: Sous Lieutenant
Service: French Air Service
Units: N88, Spa65
Victories: 6
Born: 11 November 1890
Place of Birth: Angers
Died: 01 June 1930 Killed In Flying Accident
Place of Death:  
 
 
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Médaille Militaire
"Non-commissioned officer of great bravery and deliberate audacity. On 17 August 1917, by crossing the German lines to attack successively two groups of enemy planes, he downed his adversary each time. One citation." Médaille Militaire citation, 27 September 1917
 
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
"Remarkable pilot. Elite officer. For more than two years in aviation he has become a superb example of bravery and absolute disdain for danger in any shape or form. Has flown 500 hours against the enemy and has had more than 100 combats, during the course of which he has downed one balloon and five German planes. He particularly distinguished himself in the course of his last operations by strafing enemy emplacements from low altitude, and making long distant reconnaissances which allowed him to provide the commandant with valuable information. One wound. Médaille Militaire for feats of war. Four citations." Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur citation, 28 October 1918
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 17 Aug 1917 1020 N88   Scout 1 Pontavert
2 17 Aug 1917 1045 N88   Two-seater Craonne-Corbeny
3 30 May 1918 Spa65   EA Beuzards
4 28 Jun 1918 Spa65   EA 2  
5 11 Aug 1918 Spa65   Balloon 3  
6 Spa65   EA  

1 Shared with S/Lt Decazes
2 Shared with MdL Giovetti
3 Shared with MdL Maine, Sgt Descamps
 
Books
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
 
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