Marcel Nogues

Name: Marcel Joseph Maurice Nogues
Country: France
Rank: Sous Lieutenant
Service: French Air Service
Units: N12; Spa57, Spa172
Victories: 13
Date Of Birth: January 24, 1895
Place of Birth: Paris
Date Of Death: October 5, 1919

Joining the army on September 4, 1914, Nogues served with an artillery regiment before his transfer to aviation on his twenty-first birthday. He received a Pilot's Brevet on May 20, 1916, he received additional training before being assigned to Escadrille N12 on September 26, 1916. He scored his first two victories in the spring of 1917 but was captured on April 13, 1917 when he was shot down by Albert Dossenbach of Jasta 36.

He soon escaped and returned to duty but was badly wounded in action on August 13, 1917. After almost eight months recovery, he joined Escadrille Spa57 on 11 April 1918 and shot down six more enemy planes and five observation balloons. Shortly before the Armistice was signed, he was reassigned to Spa172 but scored no further victories. The following year, Nogues was killed playing rugby.

Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
"Temporary Sous Lieutenant: pilot of exceptional strength and admirable bravery. He recently shot down two enemy planes in flames, reporting therewith his 6th and 7th victories. One wound, Médaille Militaire for feats of war. Five citations." Légion d'Honneur citation