Omer Demeuldre
Omer Paul Demeuldre
Omer Paul Demeuldre
  • Country: France
  • Rank: Sous Lieutenant
  • Service: French Air Service
  • Units: MF63; Spa84
  • Victories: 13
  • Date Of Birth: March 8, 1892
  • Place of Birth: Cambrai
  • Date Of Death: May 3, 1918

Demeuldre enlisted in 1912, and was serving as a mechanic in the French Air Service when the war began. He flew missions as a gunner/observer, shooting down his first enemy aircraft, before becoming a pilot in October of 1916. He was posthumously awarded the Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur.

Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur

"An exceptional pursuit pilot whose high morals, initiative, and bravery excite the admiration and emulation of his comrades in combat. He has shot down thirteen enemy planes, ten of them in four months. On May 3, 1918, he fell in an all out battle during an attack at close quarters with an enemy two-seater, leaving behind the highest example of gallantry and young ardor." Légion d'Honneur citation