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Name: Paul Joannes Sauvage
Médaille Militaire
Croix de Guerre with 5 Palms
Paul Joannes Sauvage
Country: France
Rank: Sergent
Service: French Air Service
Units: N38, N65
Victories: 8
Born: 05 February 1897
Place of Birth: Villefranche-sur-Saone
Died: 07 January 1917 Killed In Action
Place of Death: E of Maisonette
Until his death on 7 January 1917, Paul Joannes Sauvage was the youngest ace in the French Air Service. He was killed in action when his SPAD was shot down by anti-aircraft fire.
Médaille Militaire
"Sergent pilot of Escadrille N65. Young pursuit pilot who has rapidly been classed among the best, thanks to his strength and highly remarkable sense of duty. On 3 November 1916 he downed his sixth German plane which crashed in flames behind enemy lines. Has been cited three times in army orders." Médaille Militaire citation, 18 November 1916
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 09 Jun 1916 N65   EA Amiens
2 19 Jul 1916 N65   EA Péronne
3 31 Aug 1916 N65   EA Devise
4 23 Sep 1916 N65   EA S of Miséry
5 02 Oct 1916 N65   EA S of le Transloy
6 03 Nov 1916 N65   EA Mesnil
7 10 Dec 1916 N38   Rumpler C S of Monthois
8 27 Dec 1916 N38   Albatros Montonvillers
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
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