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Name: Pierre Fortaner Paul de Cazenove de Pradines
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
Médaille Militaire
Croix de Guerre with 7 palms/1 bronze & 1 silver star
Pierre de Cazenove de Pradines
Country: France
Rank: Sous Lieutenant
Service: French Air Service
Units: N81, Spa81
Victories: 7
Born: 14 April 1894
Place of Birth: Nantes, France
Place of Death:  
After joining the army in 1914, Pierre de Cazenove de Pradines transferred to the French Air Service in March 1916. He received a Pilot's Brevet four months later and after additional training was assigned to N81 in December 1916.
Médaille Militaire
"Young non-commissioned officer of absolute integrity and devotion. A pilot full of audacity and spirit, several times he launched attacks on enemy balloons during the days of 18, 19, 20 August 1917 and flamed one on 20 August. Already cited three times." Médaille Militaire citation, 9 November 1917
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
"Remarkable officer and incomparable pilot, impressing all by his courage, modesty and untiring tenacity. Very badly wounded in December 1917 during the course of a desperate combat, he refused convalescence to rejoin his unit where he continues to fight with exemplary spirit. Seven victories. Médaille Militaire for feats of war. Seven citations." Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur citation, 9 September 1918
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 26 May 1917 N81   Scout Reims
2 20 Aug 1917 N81   Balloon Montfaucon
3 22 Sep 1917 N81   Halberstadt C 1 Argonne
4 16 Oct 1917 N81   Scout Verdun
5 30 Oct 1917 N81   Two-seater 1 Verdun
6 01 Jul 1918 N81   Two-seater Reims
7 31 Jul 1918 N81   Two-seater Cormoutreuil

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