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|Birth name||Paul Joannes Sauvage|
|Born||5 February 1897|
|Died||7 January 1917|
|Place of birth||Villefranche-sur-Saone|
|Place of death||E of Maisonette|
|Unit||Escadrille 65, Escadrille 38|
|Awards||Medaille Militaire, Croix de Guerre|
Sergent Paul Joannes Sauvage was a World War I flying ace credited with eight confirmed and six unconfirmed aerial victories. He was originally posted to fly a Nieuport for Escadrille 65, and scored his first victory with them on 16 July 1916. He became the youngest French ace on 2 October, and held that distinction until his death by anti-aircraft fire on 7 January 1917.
Honors and awardsEdit
"Sergent pilot of Escadrille N65. Young pursuit pilot who has rapidly been classed among the best, thanks to his strength and highly remarkable sense of duty. On 3 November 1916 he downed his sixth German plane which crashed in flames behind enemy lines. Has been cited three times in army orders."
Sources of informationEdit
- ↑ Nieuport Aces of World War 1. p. 58.
- ↑ (Médaille Militaire citation, 18 November 1916) http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/france/sauvage.php Retrieved on 28 March 2010.
- 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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