René Dorme

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René Dorme
René Dorme-1917.JPG
Nickname(s) "Père" (Father), "Inimitable" (Unmatchable), "Increvable" (Untired).
Born 30 January 1894
Eix-Abaucourt (near Verdun), France
Died 25 May 1917 (1917-05-26) (aged 23)
South east of Reims (probably north of Nauroy), France
Allegiance France
Service/branch Air Service
Rank Sous lieutenant
Unit Escadrille C.94 (06/1915-03/1916), Escadrille N.95 (03/1916-06/1916), Escadrille N.3 (06/1916-05/1917)
Awards Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur, Médaille militaire, Croix de Guerre (with 11 palms), Grande Médaille d'Or de l'Aéro-Club de France

Sous Lieutenant René Pierre Marie Dorme (30 January 1894 – 25 May 1917), Légion d'honneur, Médaille militaire, Croix de Guerre was a French World War I fighter ace credited with 23 victories.[1]

Rene Dorme served as an artilleryman in North Africa before becoming a pilot. He was injured in a crash before he saw action. He did not get into combat until March 1916. He was posted to N3 to fly Nieuport fighters in June 1917.[2]

He was officially noted as having at least 43 probable victories.[3]

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