Yves F. Barbaza

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Yves Felix Barbaza
Born 28 May 1893
Port Said, Egypt
Died 26 February 1971(1971-02-26) (aged 77)
Paris, France
Allegiance France
Service/branch Cavalry, then flying service
Years of service 1911 - 1918
Rank Sous lieutenant
Unit N38, Spa77
Awards Legion d'Honneur, Croix de Guerre

Sous Lieutenant Yves Felix Barbaza was a World War I fighter ace, credited with five aerial victories.[1]

Honors and awards[edit]

Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur

An officer of high morals and resolute bravery. He has rendered for two years innumerable services in army corps and pursuit aviation. After having executed numerous photographic missions, especially during the battle of Verdun he passed to an escadrille de chasse where he immediately asserted himself by his energy and high consciousness of devotion. Remarkable patrol leader who has numerous combats, often far behind German lines. On 15 September 1918, he flamed two balloons (3rd and 4th victories, three citations).

Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur citation, 8 July 1917


  1. ^ "Yves Felix Barbaza". Theaerodrome.com. Retrieved 20 December 2014.