The French high command is proud to announce that Capitaine Dax Bonnassie of N65, the fearless Gascon, has completed 153 sorties! He's survived 9 days short of a full year at the front.
Bonnassie has been credited with 41 aerial victories, which makes him the leading ace at the front! Eighteen of his kills were Bosche observation balloons. His penchant for killing the gasbags has earned him the sobriquet L'Homme Protectif! (He's also known as Monsieur Mercure.)
Of his other 23 kills, he's downed 3 Aviatiks, 1 Roland, 5 Fokker EIIIs, and 14 EIVs.
When asked about the myriad dangers he's faced at the front, he told a reporter: "I'd rather endure a mercury treatment than tangle with one of those damned Roland two-seaters!"