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René Montrion

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Died  28 June 1918
Name  Rene Montrion
Rank  Adjutant
Allegiance  France

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Unit  108e Regiment d\'Infanterie, Escadrille 48
Awards  Medaille militaire, Croix de Guerre with seven Palmes and an etoile de vermeil, Mentioned in Dispatches at least six times

Service/branch  Infantry; aviation

Adjutant René Montrion was a French flying ace during World War I. He was credited with eleven confirmed aerial and eight unconfirmed victories.

Montrion volunteered for duty while still only 18 years old. After extensive infantry combat experience, which brought a mention in dispatches on 26 September 1915, he transferred to aviation. On 9 October 1916, he began pilot's training at Dijon. Military Pilot's Brevet No. 5328 was awarded to him on 8 February 1917 before he underwent advanced training at Avord and Pau. On 6 April 1917, he reported to Escadrille 48 as a Spad pilot. On the 26th, he began a string of ten victories while teamed with such other aces as Jacques Roques, Gilbert de Guingand, Armand de Turenne, and René Dousinelle. By his eleventh victory on 17 June 1918, he had been proposed for the Légion d'honneur. He was killed in action on 28 June 1918 by Venezuela's flying ace, Carlos (Karl) Meyer Baldó, before it could be awarded.

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