Emile Lussier

Emile Lussier

Name: Emile John Lussier
Country: United States
Rank: Captain
Services: Royal Flying Corps Royal Air Force
Units: 73
Victories: 11
Date Of Birth: October 10, 1895
Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois
Date Of Death: December 11, 1974
Place of Death: Westminster, Maryland

Lussier was living with his family in Canada when he joined the Royal Flying Corps in 1917. A Sopwith Camel pilot, he was assigned to 73 Squadron in March of 1918, becoming a flight commander in October. After the war, he returned to the United States and took up farming in Maryland. During World War II, he served with the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
"During recent operations this officer has driven down out of control or destroyed seven enemy machines, and with the aid of two other pilots, has accounted for a further two. Three of these he destroyed in one day. In these combats he has proved himself an officer of very high courage, eager to attack without regard to the enemy's superiority in numbers." DFC citation, London Gazette, November 2, 1918.