|Born||31 October 1887
|Died||26 April 1917
North of Brimont, France
|Years of service||1908 - 1917|
|Commands held||Escadrille 76|
|Awards||Legion d'Honneur, Croix de Guerre|
Born on October 31, 1887, René Doumer was one of the children of Paul Doumer (President of France 1931-1932) and Blanche Doumer (née Richel). He was a professional lieutenant when World War I began, having been a chasseur since 1908. He was seriously wounded on 17 September 1914 in circumstances that won him the Legion d'Honneur. After recovery, he transferred to aviation. His first assignment was to fly a Caudron for Escadrille 64. He scored his first two victories with this unit, on 19 and 30 March 1916. He transferred to a Nieuport fighter unit next, Escadrille 76. He would rack up five more wins between 23 October 1916 and 28 March 1917. He would also succeed to command of Escadrille 76. He fell under the guns of Erich Hahn on 26 April 1917.
|1||19 March 1916||Pontfaverger-Moronvilliers|
|2||30 March 1916||Sainte-Marie-à-Py|
|3||23 October 1916||Azannes|
|4||23 October 1916||Romagne|
|5||23 January 1917||Craonne|
|6||17 March 1917||Corbeny|
|7||28 March 1917||Berméricourt|
Sources of information
- René Doumer, The Aerodrome, Retrieved on 22 June 2014.
- Nieuport Aces of World War 1. p. 60.
- Nieuport Aces of World War 1. Norman Franks. Osprey Publishing, 2000. ISBN 1-85532-961-1, ISBN 978-1-85532-961-4.
|This biographical article related to the French military is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|