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Name: Robert Leon Henri Massenet-Royer de Marancour
Officier de la Légion d'Honneur
Croix de Guerre with 8 Palms
Country: France
Rank: Chef de Bataillon
Service: French Air Service
Units: BLC5, GC14, N69
Victories: 7
Born: 14 January 1880
Place of Birth: Chaumont
Died: 06 August 1969
Place of Death: Paris
No notes.
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
"Has always accomplished the missions assigned to him with courage and very intelligent discernment; he is an excellent pilot as well as an observer. Because of these two qualities, on 26 September 1914, under difficult circumstances, he provided information about the presence of considerable forces to the rear of the enemy armies and continued updating on a delicate situation. He has undertaken numerous reconnaissances over the enemy." Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur citation, 13 July 1915
Officier de la Légion d'Honneur
"Commanding a groupe de combat since April 1917, thanks to his initiative and alacrity. Intelligent, he has made his groupe a fighting unit of the first order, gaining the confidence of his personnel by his ardor and skill in combat. Has downed seven enemy planes. Five citations." Officier de la Légion d'Honneur citation, 27 May 1918
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 22 Sep 1916 N69   EA Chaulnes
2 23 Sep 1916 N69   EA Chaulnes
3 23 Sep 1916 N69   EA Andrechy-Animechy
4 24 Apr 1917 1640 GC14   Two-seater 1 Chemin-des-Dames
5 18 Sep 1917 GC14   Two-seater 2 Damloup-Verdun
6 25 Sep 1917 1730 GC14   Albatros C 3 St. Mihiel
7 12 Apr 1918 GC14   EA Lassigny
8 01 Nov 1918 GC14   EA 4 Amifontaine-Noyon

1 Shared with Cpl Lejeune
2 Shared with Adj William Herisson
3 Shared with Lt Vernin, Adj William Herisson
4 Shared with Adj Hudellet
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
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