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Mouchotte, René

    Date of birth:
    August 21st, 1914 (Saint-Mandé-Paris, France)
    Date of death:
    August 27th, 1943 (over The Channel)
    Nationality:
    French

    Biography

    René Mouchotte achieved a total of two air victories, one chared and one probable victory and damaged another enemy plane in a total of 382 missions (1743 flying hours).

    Promotions:
    1938: Sergeant;
    October 1940: Adjudant;
    March 1st, 1941: Pilot Officer;
    July 1941: Flying Officer;
    March 15th, 1942: Flight Lieutenant;
    August 1942: Squadron Leader.

    Career:
    1937: Armee de l'Air, Istres;
    1939 - May 1940: Instructeur Armée de l'Air, Salon-de-Provence / Avord, France;
    May 1940 - June 1940: Instructeur Armée de l'Air, Oran, Algeria;
    July 1940 - September 1940: Omscholing Operational Training Unit, RAF Old Sarum / RAF Sutton Bridge, Great Britain;
    September 1940: No. 245 Squadron;
    September 1940 - December 1941: No. 615 Squadron;
    November 1941 - February 1942: No. 340 (French) Squadron, RAF Turnhouse;
    Fabruary 1942 - August 1942: Flight Leader No. 340 (French) Squadron, RAF Turnhouse;
    August 1942 - January 1943: Squadron Leader No. 65 Squadron;
    January 9th, 1943 - August 27th, 1943: Squadorn Leader No. 341 (French) Squadron (Groupe de Chasse n° 3/2 "Alsace"), Biggin Hill.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    1939
    Pilote
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    1940
    Flying Badge
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    September 1st, 1942
    Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    May 8th, 1943
    l' Ordre de la Libération
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Details:
    Received with six palmes.
    Croix de Guerre (1939-1945)

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