Name: Andre Julien
Service: French Air Service
Units: B4, MS23, MS38, N3
Date Of Birth: June 27, 1892
Place of Birth: La Chapelle Saint Laurian
Date Of Death: November 6, 1961
Place of Death: Cannes
Chainat joined the army in October of 1913. After serving with an
artillery regiment, he transferred to the French Air Service in
April of 1914. He received a Pilot's Brevet on June 8, 1915 and was
promoted to corporal later the same month. Chainat was injured in
crashes twice and wounded in combat on June 19, and September 7,
"Pilot of great skill and bravery. On 26 March 1916, he attacked and
shot down a plane which fell in flames in front of our lines."
Médaille Militaire citation, April 5, 1916
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
"First class pursuit pilot. Has shot down six enemy planes between
March 26, and July 12, 1916. He was wounded on June 16. Already
cited four times in orders and received the Médaille Militaire."
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur citation, August 3, 1916.