René Doumer

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Rene Doumer)
Jump to: navigation, search
René Doumer
Born 31 October 1887
Laon, France
Died 26 April 1917
North of Brimont, France
Allegiance France
Service/branch Aviation
Years of service 1908 - 1917
Rank Capitaine
Unit Escadrille 64
Commands held Escadrille 76
Awards Legion d'Honneur, Croix de Guerre

Capitaine René Doumer (1887-1917) was a World War I flying ace credited with seven aerial victories.[1]

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.[2] 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]

List of aerial victories[1][edit]

See also Aerial victory standards of World War I

No. Date/time Location
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[edit]

  1. ^ a b c René Doumer, The Aerodrome, Retrieved on 22 June 2014.
  2. ^ Nieuport Aces of World War 1. p. 60.