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Name: Emile Julien Mathurin Regnier
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
Médaille Militaire

Croix de Guerre with 6 Palmes, 1 Silver Etoile, 1 Bronze Etoile
Country: France
Rank: Sous Lieutenant
Service: French Air Service
Unit: Spa89
Victories: 6
Born: 29 July 1894
Place of Birth: Plemy
Died: 04 September 1940
Place of Death: Pozzi
No notes.
Médaille Militaire
"Pilot looking for combat with a ferocious energy, each day asserting his superiority as a remarkable pursuit pilot. On 26 September 1918, he downed a two-seater enemy which crashed behind our lines. During the course of the battle his aircraft was riddled with bullets. Two wounds, four citations." Médaille Militaire citation, 15 October 1918
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 17 Jun 1918 Spa89   Two-seater Ricquebourg
2 24 Jun 1918 Spa89   Two-seater 1 Tricot
3 28 Jun 1918 Spa89   Two-seater 1 Doumiers
4 18 Sep 1918 Spa89   Two-seater 2 Belrupt
5 26 Sep 1918 Spa89   Two-seater 3 Ville-sur-Tourbe
6 27 Sep 1918 Spa89   EA 4 Somme-Py-Manre

1 Shared with Sgt Dreyfus, Sgt Thomas
2 Shared with S/Lt Viktor Federov, Sgt Lasnes, Cpl Havard, Sgt Stanley
3 Shared with Capt Armand de Turenne, S/Lt Schurck
4 Shared with Capt Tourangin, Sgt Lasnes
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
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