Sergt. Jean Chaput, Escadrille N 31, France, 1916
A native of Paris, Jean Chaput joined the army in 1913 at the age of twenty. At first, he served as a infantryman and to the Air Force transferred in 1914. Initially, he flew with Escadrille 28, where he would attain his first kill, when he forced down a Fokker Eindecker on June 12th,
1915. He was wounded three days later, and after recuperating, he returned to active duty in January 1916, this time with Escadrille N 31,
armed with a mix of Nieuport and Morane Saulnier aircraft. Over the course of the war, he would be seriously wounded several more times
and he claimed a total of sixteen victories. His life ended in May 1918, while in the cockpit of a SPAD XIII, was shot down by Hermann Becker
of Jasta 12, near Montdidier.
INFO Eduard - July 2020