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Name: Georges Raymond
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
Croix de Guerre
Georges Raymond
Country: France
Rank: Capitaine
Service: French Air Service
Unit: N3
Victories: 5
Born: 19 June 1887
Place of Birth: Lyon
Died: 04 October 1918
Place of Death:  
Assumed command of Spa3 on 2 November 1917. Died from pneumonia.
Leader of the "Stork" Squadron.
Paris, Oct. 5.
The "Petit Parisien" says that the aviator, Capt. Raymond, the leader of the famous "Stork" Squadron died yesterday morning at the fever hospital at Chalons-sur-Marne as the result of his aeroplane having crashed. Capt. Raymone had the reputation of being one of the best French squadron leaders. He succeeded Guynemer and Heurtaux, and had numberous victories to his credit. Capt. Raymond had only taken up flying since the war, and was a pupil of Major Brocard.— Reuter.
The News of the World - Sunday, October 06, 1918
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
u/c 31 Aug 1916 1745 Spa3   EA Manancourt
1 25 Sep 1916 1715 Spa3   EA E of Bois de Vaux
2 24 Dec 1916 Spa3   EA German lines
u/c 06 Mar 1917 Spa3   EA NE of Foret de Parroy
3 16 Aug 1917 0832 Spa3   EA Foret d'Houthulst
4 27 Oct 1917 1535 Spa3   EA Foret d'Houthulst
5 20 Feb 1918 1640 Spa3   EA N of Vauquois
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
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