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Name: Paul Louis Malavialle
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
Croix de Guerre with 7 Palms
Military Medal [Italy]
Military Medal (MM)
Country: France
Rank: Capitaine
Service: French Air Service
Units: N57, N69
Victories: 5
Born: 15 May 1888
Place of Birth: St. Jean de la Blaquere
Died: 20 December 1919
Place of Death: Constantinople
Malavialle died from influenza.
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
"A model of courage and devotion. Ever since the war started he has been an example of the highest military qualities. On 13 March 1916, he showed no hesitation in descending to 100 meters altitude over enemy lines to disengage a bombing aircraft from being attacked by an enemy plane. He forced the enemy plane to abandon the fight. Already cited twice in orders." Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur citation
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 08 Mar 1916 N69   LVG C Etain
2 02 Sep 1916 N69   EA Nesles
3 17 Sep 1916 N69   EA Miséry
4 25 Jul 1917 N69   EA  
5 24 Oct 1917 N69   EA 1 Chamouille

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