Victor Régnier

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Victor François Marie Alexis Régnier
Born 21 February 1889
Avignon,France
Died Post 11 May 1966
Allegiance France
Service/branch Flying service
Rank Sous lieutenant
Unit N112
Awards Légion d'honneur, Croix de Guerre with four Palmes and two Étoiles de vermeil
Other work Returned to service during World War II

Sous Lieutenant Victor François Marie Alexis Régnier (1889-1966) was a World War I flying ace credited with five aerial victories.[1]

World War I[edit]

Victor Régnier was an experienced soldier when World War I began, having served in the artillery from 1910 through 1912. He was recalled for the war,[2] only to be wounded on 29 March 1915.[3] By late summer, he had switched to aviation. He served originally with a bomber squadron, but then was assigned to Escadrille 112 as a Nieuport fighter pilot. He was commissioned in September 1916.[4] He also scored his first victory in September 1916, on the ninth. He continued to score sporadically, with his fifth victory being an observation balloon on 6 April 1917.[5] Shortly thereafter, he was seriously wounded. He never again served in a front line unit, although he stayed in service until war's end, and even survived a serious accident[6] on 28 August 1918.[7]

Postwar[edit]

Régnier served in World War II, and was raised to Commander in the Légion d'honneur.[8]

Sources of information[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/france/regnier2.php Retrieved on 29 March 2010
  2. ^ Nieuport Aces of World War 1. p. 63. 
  3. ^ http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/france/regnier2.php Retrieved on 29 March 2010
  4. ^ Nieuport Aces of World War 1. p. 63. 
  5. ^ http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/france/regnier2.php Retrieved on 29 March 2010
  6. ^ Nieuport Aces of World War 1. p. 63. 
  7. ^ http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/france/regnier2.php Retrieved on 29 March 2010
  8. ^ Nieuport Aces of World War 1. p. 63. 

References[edit]

Nieuport Aces of World War 1. Norman Franks. Osprey Publishing, 2000. ISBN 1-85532-961-1, ISBN 978-1-85532-961-4.