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Henri François Languedoc
Born 5 October 1885
Died 18 July 1917
Place of birth Seraincourt, Val-d'Oise, France
Allegiance France
Service/branch Cavalry; infantry; aviation
Years of service 1903 - 1917
Rank Sous lieutenant
Unit Escadrille 12
Awards Legion d'Honneur, Croix de Guerre

Sous Lieutenant Henri François Languedoc was a World War I flying ace credited with seven aerial victories.[1]

Languedoc originally served in the ground forces, enlisting in the cavalry on 21 October 1903. He was promoted to sous lieutenant and transferred into the infantry on 21 March 1915. After being wounded so severely he was invalided from ground service,[2] he joined the flying service on 10 January 1916. On 31 March, he completed pilot's training. He was then assigned to Escadrille N12 as a Nieuport pilot. On 23 October, he scored his first aerial victory. He would not score again until 23 January 1917, then strung five more victories out until 21 April 1917.[1]

Languedoc would be mortally wounded on 16 July 1917, and die two days later.[2]

Sources of information[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Retrieved on 26 March 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Nieuport Aces of World War 1.. p. 49. 

References[edit | edit source]

Nieuport Aces of World War 1. Norman Franks. Osprey Publishing, 2000. ISBN 1-85532-961-1, ISBN 978-1-85532-961-4.

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