Charles Borzecki

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Charles Alexandre Bronislas Borzecki
Born 4 November 1880
Paris. France
Died 30 May 1959
Allegiance France
Service/branch Flying services
Years of service 1914–1918
Rank Lieutenant
Unit C43, Spa62
Awards Légion d'honneur, Médaille militaire, Croix de Guerre

Lieutenant Charles Alexandre Bronislas Borzecki was a World War I flying ace credited with five aerial victories.[1]

Honors and awards[edit]

Médaille militaire

Adjudant observer of Escadrille C43; remarkable photographer observer showing skill, courage and sang-froid. He distinguished himself during the period 1 to 10 July 1916, during the course of which he demonstrated exceptional qualities of spirit and courage. Has executed in very bad weather all the missions assigned to him, often at very low altitudes, in spite of violent fire from infantry and artillery. Attacked twice by enemy planes, on 1 and 3 July, he attacked them causing them to flee, then completed his mission. Wounded and cited in orders.

Médaille militaire citation, 4 August 1916

Légion d'honneur

Sous Lieutenant observer of Escadrille N62; observer of the first order. On 10 February 1917, during the course of a long range mission, he was attacked by three enemy planes; he downed one of them and put the others to flight, not returning until his mission was completed. Has downed four enemy planes since July 1916. Already wounded in the course of the war and cited in orders four times.

Légion d'honneur citation, 8 March 1917

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