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Name: Paul Marie Raphael Santelli Balloon-Buster
Médaille Militaire
Croix de Guerre with 4 palms
Paul Santelli
Country: France
Rank: Marechal-des-Logis
Service: French Air Service
Units: Spa81
Victories: 7
Born: 12 February 1898
Place of Birth: Miramas
Died: 15 January 1928 Killed In Flying Accident
Place of Death: Uruguay
 
 
After serving in an artillery regiment, Santelli transferred to the French Air Service and received his Pilot's Brevet on 3 October 1917. Posted to Spa81 on 1 February 1918, he downed seven observation balloons during the months of May and July.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 22 May 1918 Spa81   Balloon  
2 23 May 1918 0715 Spa81   Balloon 1 E of Villers-Bretonneux
3 28 May 1918 Spa81   Balloon 2  
4 31 May 1918 Spa81   Balloon 1 NE of Soissons
5 15 Jul 1918 Spa81   Balloon 3 Main de Massiges
6 Jul 1918 Spa81   Balloon  
7 Jul 1918 Spa81   Balloon  

1 Shared with Lt Adrien Leps
2 Shared with Adj Malfanti
3 Shared with Adj Marcel Dhome, Adj Malfanti, Sgt Boggs
 
Books
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by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
 
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