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Name: Jean Pierre Marie Joseph de Gaillard de la Valden
Médaille Militaire
Croix de Guerre
Country: France
Rank: Marechal-des-Logis
Service: French Air Service
Units: MF123
Victories: 5
Born: 02 September 1895
Place of Birth: Tusserve (Aix-les-Bains)
Died: 26 August 1977
Place of Death: Lausanne, Switzerland
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Médaille Militaire
"Caporal of Escadrille MF123; a pilot of great initiative and very adroit. Always prepared to undertake the most perilous missions. On 14 March 1916, he did not hesitate to engage in combat with three enemy planes, and, although flying a plane inferior in speed, he protected himself from his adversaries by dint of his skill, superior morale and initiative. The battle was terminated by the vertical fall of one enemy plane." Médaille Militaire citation, 24 May 1916
  Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 14 Mar 1916 MF123   Aviatik C 1 Cernay
2 MF123   EA  
3 12 Oct 1916 MF123   EA Oberndorf
4 28 Jun 1918 Spa95   Two-seater Dommers
u/c 21 May 1918 Spa95   Scout  
u/c 21 May 1918 Spa95   Scout  
5 03 Aug 1918 Spa95   Two-seater Jonchery
u/c 29 Aug 1918 Spa95   Fokker D.VII  
u/c 15 Sep 1918 Spa95   EA St. Die

1 Observer Soldat Breton
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
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