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Name: Marcel Marc Dhôme
Légion d'Honneur
Médaille Militaire
Croix de Guerre with 8 palms, 1 gold star, 1 silver star
Marcel Dhôme
Country: France
Rank: Sous Lieutenant
Service: French Air Service
Units: N81, Spa81
Victories: 9
Born: 24 January 1893
Place of Birth: Neuilly-sur-Marne
Died: 06 May 1960
Place of Death:  
Marcel Dhôme was wounded in action on 10 June 1915. He served again during World War II and attained the rank of Commandant.
Médaille Militaire
"Brilliant pursuit pilot possessing courage and moral values. On 15 December 1917, he downed his 5th enemy plane which crashed in flames in our lines. One wound. Three citations." Médaille Militaire citation, 2 January 1918
Légion d'Honneur
"Elite officer of superb bravery and spirit. Constantly distinguishing himself as a pilot without equal by his scorn of danger and by his skill in combat. After having downed successfully seven enemy planes in the course of his daily combats, he reported his 8th and 9th victories over enemy planes over their lines, and several days later downed a balloon. One wound. Médaille Militaire for feats of war. Five citations." Légion d'Honneur citation, 11 August 1918
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 12 Aug 1917 N81   EA Verdun
2 19 Aug 1917 N81   Two-seater 1 Souilly
3 23 Sep 1917 N81   Two-seater NW of Somme-Tourbe
4 11 Dec 1917 N81   EA Bois de Cheppy
5 15 Dec 1917 N81   Rumpler C S of Ville-sur-Cousance
6 04 Jan 1918 N81   Two-seater 2 Berthincourt
7 12 May 1918 N81   Albatros D 3 Guerbigny
8 15 Jul 1918 N81   Balloon 4 N of Main Massiges
9 1918 N81   EA  

1 Shared with Adj Villars
2 Shared with Adj Chef Henri Péronneau
3 Shared with Lt Armand de Turenne
4 Shared with Adj Malfanti, Sgt Santelli, Sgt Boggs
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
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