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Name: Marie Gaston Fulerand Leon Vitalis
Légion d'Honneur
Médaille Militaire
Croix de Guerre with 7 palms
Marie Vitalis
Country: France
Rank: Adjudant Chef
Service: French Air Service
Units: C46, N67
Victories: 7
Born: 15 February 1890
Place of Birth: Lodeve
Died: 17 August 1941
Place of Death: Lodeve
 
 
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Médaille Militaire
"Marechal-des-Logis machine-gunner of Escadrille C46, of exceptional skill and courage. Has had numerous aerial combats with his plane frequently being hit by enemy fire. On 28 April 1916 he downed a Fokker behind our lines, and forced a second to land on 15 July. On 16 September he attacked two enemy planes behind their own lines, downing one and putting the other to flight. Already cited twice in army orders." Médaille Militaire citation, 16 September 1916
 
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
"Adjudant Chef at the Gunnery School at Cazaux, a bold gunner of remarkable skill and courage. Has downed seven enemy planes. Cited six times in orders." Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur citation, 29 December 1917
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 28 Apr 1916 N67 Nieuport Fokker E 1 N of Cote 304
2 15 Jul 1916 C46 Caudron LVG C 2  
3 06 Sep 1916 C46 Caudron Aviatik 3 Brie
4 20 Oct 1916 C46 Caudron LVG C 4  
5 10 Nov 1916 C46 Caudron Roland 5 E of Barleux
6 16 Nov 1916 C46 Caudron Albatros 6 Brie
7 14 Apr 1917 C46 Caudron EA 7 Beaurevoir

1 Shared with Sgt de Marolles
2 Shared with Capt Didier Lecour Grandmaison, Lt Campion
3 Shared with Capt Didier Lecour Grandmaison, S/Lt Arthur
4 Shared with Capt Didier Lecour Grandmaison, S/Lt Labussiere
5 Shared with Capt Didier Lecour Grandmaison, Brig Achille Rousseaux
6 Shared with S/Lt Jean Loste, Brig Achille Rousseaux
7 Shared with Capt Didier Lecour Grandmaison, MdL Achille Rousseaux
 
Books
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
 
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