Pierre Marinovitch
Pierre Marinovitch
Pierre Marinovitch
  • Country: France
  • Rank: Sous Lieutenant
  • Service: French Air Service
  • Units: N38; Spa94
  • Victories: 21
  • Date Of Birth: August 1, 1898
  • Place of Birth: Paris
  • Date Of Death: October 2, 1919
  • Place of Death: Brussels, Belgium

Marinovitch enlisted in the army on February 12, 1916. He transferred to the French Air Service on July 14, 1916 and received a Pilot's Brevet on November 15, 1916. After additional training, he joined N38 in March of 1917. Marinovitch suffered ill health which forced him into the hospital. When he recovered, he was reassigned to N94 for the duration of the war. By the time the Armistice was signed, Marinovitch had achieved 21 victories and was the highest scoring ace in his Escadrille.

Médaille Militaire

"Accomplished pursuit pilot, volunteers for all the perilous missions, showing undeniable and admirable audacity and ardor. Has had more than thirty combats, returning often with his plane riddled by bullets and shrapnel. On December 22, 1917, he shot down his third enemy plane. Two citations." Médaille Militaire citation

Légion d'Honneur

"A pursuit pilot of very great courage. Gained the admiration of his Escadrille by facing his very difficult daily aerial combats with exemplary audacity and ardor. Downed his seventh enemy plane in two months, and was particularly distinguished during the course of actual operations by reporting his thirteenth victory. Médaille Militaire for feats of war. Six citations." Legion d'Honneur citation