|Henri François Languedoc|
|Born||5 October 1885|
|Died||18 July 1917|
|Place of birth||Seraincourt, Val-d'Oise, France|
|Service/branch||Cavalry; infantry; aviation|
|Years of service||1903 - 1917|
|Awards||Legion d'Honneur, Croix de Guerre|
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, 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.
Languedoc would be mortally wounded on 16 July 1917, and die two days later.
Sources of information[edit | edit source]
- Retrieved on 26 March 2010.
- 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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