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Valin, Martial Henri

Date of birth:
May 14th, 1898 (Limoges, France)
Date of death:
September 19th, 1980 (Neuilly-sur-Seine, France)
Nationality:
French (1870-present, Republic)

Biography

1917: private - soldat
1918: aspirant
1919: lieutenant - sous-lieutenant
1921: 1st lieutenant - lieutenant
1926: transfers to Aéronautique Militaire
1929: captain - capitaine
1938: major - commandant
June 1940 : lieutenant-colonel
April 1941 : lieutenant-colonel appointed acting colonel
August 1941 : lieutenant-colonel appointed acting air brigade general, and appointed member of the French National Committee
March 1942 : promoted to colonel acting air brigade general
October 1942 : promoted to air brigade general
March 1944 : air brigade general appointed acting air divisional general
October 1944 : promoted to air divisional general
January 1945 : air divisional general appointed acting air corps general
April 1947 : promoted to air corps general
October 1950 : promoted to air army general
May 1954 : appointed air army general without age limit ("maintenu en activité sans limite d'âge")

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 30th, 1949
Grand Croix de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 27th, 1946
Grand Officier de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 30th, 1944
Commandeur de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 28th, 1941
Officier de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 11th, 1931
Chevalier de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Compagnon
Awarded on:
July 7th, 1945
l' Ordre de la Libération
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
with 4 citations: 3 palms
Croix de Guerre (1939-1945)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
with rosette
Médaille de la Résistance Française
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
with clasp « Maroc 1925 »
Médaille Coloniale
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
with 1 palm
Commandeur in de Leopoldsorde / Commandeur de l'Ordre de Léopold

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