Camille Lagesse

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Camille Henri Raoul Lagesse
Born 10 January 1893
Died Unknown
Allegiance George V[1]
Service/branch RAF
Rank Captain
Unit No. 29 Squadron RAF
Awards Distinguished Flying Cross

Camille Henri Raoul Lagesse DFC & Bar (10 January 1893 - ) was a Canadian First World War flying ace, officially credited with 20 victories.[2]

Text of citations[edit]

Distinguished Flying Cross[edit]

"Lt. (T./Capt.) Camille Henri Raoul Lagesse. When on wireless interception duty Capt. Lagesse, in company with another officer, was attacked by seven scouts. Engaging one, he followed it down from 11,000 feet to 2,000 feet, when it crashed. Bold in attack, skilful in execution, he has proved himself on many occasions to be a fine airman."

Distinguished Flying Cross - Bar[edit]

"Lieut. (A../Capt.) Camille Henri Raoul Lagesse, D.F.C. (FRANCE) A scout leader of marked ability and daring who, since 28 August, has destroyed thirteen enemy aeroplanes, displaying at all times brilliant leadership and courage. On 2 October, when leading a patrol of four machines, he dived on eight Fokkers; four of these were destroyed, Captain Lagesse accounting for one."



  1. ^ Canadian airmen were required to complete an Attestation Paper in which they declared an oath of allegiance to King George the Fifth and agreed to serve in any arm of the service for the duration of the war between Great Britain and Germany.
  2. ^


"WWI Aces of Canada: Camille Lagesse". Retrieved 17 June 2008. 

Further reading[edit]