Fernand Henri Chavannes

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Fernand Henri Chavannes
Born (1897-04-16)April 16, 1897
Paris, France
Died October 5, 1985(1985-10-05) (aged 88)
Allegiance France
Service/branch Aviation
Rank Sous lieutenant
Unit Escadrille 176, Escadrille 112
Awards Légion d'honneur, Médaille militaire, Croix de Guerre

Sous Lieutenant Fernand Henri Chavannes was a World War I flying ace credited with seven aerial victories.[1] Chavannes was the son of renowned sinologist and Chinese scholar Édouard Chavannes.

Chavannes and his friend Lionel de Marmier were chosen to share a new "cannon Spad", the SPAD XII, when it came out in mid-1917. The letters "M" and "C", representing their last names, were intertwined in paint on the side of its fuselage.[2]

Sources of information[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/france/chavannes.php Retrieved on 29 April 2010.
  2. ^ SPAD XII/XIII aces of World War I. p. 11. 


SPAD XII/XIII aces of World War I. Jon Guttman. Osprey Publishing, 2002. ISBN 1841763160, 9781841763163.