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Formed: February 1916
Mobilized:  
Insignia: Thistle
Aces: 4  
Victories: 52 Claimed
15 Confirmed
Losses: 5 Killed in Action (KIA)
1 Killed in Flying Accident (KIFA)
  Wounded in Action (WIA)
  Prisoners of War (POW)
 
1ère Escadrille de Chasse scored its first victory on 17 April 1915 when Fernand Jacquet and his observer downed an Albatros two-seater near Roulers. The unit's first casaulty occurred on 19 December 1916.
 
Aces Aircraft COs Aerodromes
1 Andre de Meulemeester 7
2 Fernand Jacquet 4
3 Jan Olieslagers 3
4 Willy Coppens 0
1 Nieuport 10
2 Nieuport Scouts
3 Nieuport 16
4 Hanriot HD.1
Sep 1917
5 Sopwith Camel
1 Capt Arsène Demanet
Feb 1916 - Dec 1916
2 Capt Fernand Jacquet
Dec 1916 - Dec 1917
3 Capt Walter Gallez
Dec 1917 - Mar 1918
1 Coxyde
Feb 1916 - Jun 1916
2 Les Moeres
Jun 1916 - Mar 1918
 
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