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Name: Jean Henry Maurice Arpheuil
Légion d'Honneur
Croix de Guerre with 1 Palm
Country: France
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: French Air Service
Units: Spa151, Spa170
Victories: 5
Born: 06 October 1892
Place of Birth: Montlucon (Allier)
Place of Death:  
Arpheuil served in the infantry until January 1917. He was selected for pilot training, received a military brevet (5861) on 8 April 1917, and joined Escadrille Spa151 on 23 December 1917. Arpheuil assumed command of Escadrille Spa170 in September 1918, serving with this unit until he was sent to hospital on 27 October 1918.
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
"Pursuit pilot and escadrille commander of spirit and courage. On 14 October 1918 he downed an enemy plane, reporting therewith his fifth victory." Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur citation, January 1919
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 28 May 1918 Spa151   Two-seater Ressons-sur-Matz
2 31 May 1918 Spa151   Two-seater 1 Lassigny
3 01 Jun 1918 Spa151   Two-seater St. Leger-au-Bois
4 20 Jul 1918 Spa151   Two-seater St. Leger-au-Bois
5 14 Oct 1918 Spa170   EA  

1 Shared with Sgt Thelot
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
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