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Name: Gustave Naudin
Légion d'Honneur
Médaille Militaire
Croix de Guerre with 5 Palms, 1 Gold Star
Country: France
Rank: Adjudant
Service: French Air Service
Unit: N26, Spa26
Victories: 6
Born: 29 May 1890
Place of Birth: Corberon
Died: 16 April 1978
Place of Death:  
Wounded in action on 12 July 1917 and 29 September 1918.
Médaille Militaire
"Pilot who through his spirit, ability, courage and contempt for danger, won everyone's admiration. On 12 July 1917, he resolutely attacked a group of three enemy aircraft which were flying over their lines and downed one of them. Taking off a second time the same day, to carry out aircraft spotting, he was wounded by shrapnel but he completed his mission in spite of a violent bombardment. Already cited in orders." Médaille Militaire citation, 13 August 1917
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 12 Jul 1917 1750 N26   EA Craonne
2 29 Dec 1917 Spa26   EA  
3 20 May 1918 1110 Spa26   EA Ouvillers
4 11 Jun 1918 1645 Spa26   EA Mortemer-Rollot
5 28 Jun 1918 Spa26   EA 1 Bois de Fay
6 31 Jul 1918 1940 Spa26   EA 2 Gratibus

1 Shared with Lt Dombray
2 Shared with Adj Usse, Adj Vincent
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
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