Lionel de Marmier

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Lionel Alexandre Pierre de Marmier
Lionel de Marmier-1927.jpg
Lionel de Marmier in 1927.
Born 4 December 1897
Bellegarde-en-Marche, France
Died 30 December 1944
Allegiance France
Service/branch Aviation
Years of service 1916–1918; 1939–1944 (France)
1936–1937 (Spain)
Rank Colonel
Unit Escadrille 176, Escadrille 112
Awards Légion d'honneur, Médaille militaire, Croix de Guerre
Other work Added two or three victories during World War II

Lionel Alexandre Pierre de Marmier was a World War I flying ace credited with six aerial victories in World War I.[1] He scored 2 or 3 more victories in World War II.

When the new SPAD XII came out, it was distributed one per French squadron. The "cannon Spad" for their unit was shared between Marmier and his friend Fernand Henri Chavannes; it even bore the shared marking of an 'M' entwined with a 'C'.[2]

Between the wars, he served with the Spanish Republican Air Force from 1936 to 1937.

At the start of World War II, Marmier returned to duty in and shot down at least two German planes in June 1940, while he was flying a Caudron C.714 with the Polish pilots of GC 1/145 'Varsovie'.[3] After the French surrender, he joined the Free French Air Force and served in it until his disappearance in 1944.

Sources of information[edit]

  1. ^ Retrieved on 29 April 2010.
  2. ^ SPAD XII/XIII aces of World War I. pp. 9, 11. 
  3. ^ 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.
  • Biography (French)