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Name: Victor Louis Georges Sayaret
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
Médaille Militaire
Croix de Guerre with 5 Palms
Victor Louis Georges Sayaret
Country: France
Rank: Adjudant Chef
Service: French Air Service
Units: N57, N78, V24
Victories: 7
Born: 03 December 1889
Place of Birth: Annonay (Ardeche)
Place of Death:  
Victor Louis Georges Sayaret scored seven victories flying the Voisin and Nieuport scouts.
Médaille Militaire
"Pilot of outstanding vigor, dash, and devotion and showing magnificent spirit. He downed a German plane behind its lines on 4 August 1916. In June he had already forced an enemy plane to land in the proximity of our trenches. Already cited in orders." Médaille Militaire citation, 16 August 1916
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
"Has affirmed in an Escadrille de chasse, the exceptional qualities of ardor and dash which he had already shown in an Escadrille de bombardment. Médaille Militaire and cited twice in army orders, after having downed five enemy planes. He reported a sixth victory on 1 November 1916. During the course of the 15 December attacks he descended to 100 meters above the ground and silenced a German battery by strafing it." Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur citation, 6 January 1917
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 18 Jun 1915 V24 Voisin EA  
2 17 Jun 1916 N57 Nieuport EA Malancourt
3 04 Aug 1916 N57 Nieuport EA 1 Abancourt
4 25 Aug 1916 N57 Nieuport EA 2 Mogeville
5 29 Aug 1916 N57 Nieuport EA 3 Fesnes-en-Woevre
6 01 Nov 1916 N57 Nieuport EA Mogeville
7 05 Jun 1917 N76 Nieuport EA 4 Bermericourt

1 Shared with Sgt Raoul Lufbery
2 Shared with Cpl Triboulet
3 Shared with MdL Clarinval
4 Shared with Lt Cauboue
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
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