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Antoine de Saint-Exupery

St-Ex was a mail pilot back in the day. Probably a bit more of an intense job those days than it is now.

1920s air mail biplane

Loading air mail in Detroit in the (Photo: Bill Whittaker/CC BY-SA WikiCommons)

World War I fighter pilot Albert Ball (August 14, 1896-May 7, 1917). At the time of his death in the skies over flying ace with forty-four victories in aerial combat. After a crash took his life in 1917, the Germans claimed Ball was shot down by the Red Barons younger brother Lothar von Richtofen. This has been contested with the theory that Ball became disoriented during a maneuver in cloudy skies, suffering a form of temporary vertigo that has killed other pilots.

World War I fighter pilot Albert Ball (August At the time of his death in the skies over France, he was Britains most lethal flying ace with forty-four victories.

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Aeropostale Latecoere Aviation Travel Art Print Vintage Poster Decoration par DecoPosters sur Etsy https://www.etsy.com/fr/listing/266266669/aeropostale-latecoere-aviation-travel

Mes Vols, Jean Mermoz, aux éditions Arthaud, Classiques

Mes Vols, Jean Mermoz, aux éditions Arthaud, Classiques

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry preparing his P-38 for his last takeoff

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry preparing his for his last takeoff

L'Aéropostale des pilotes de légende, tome 4 : Saint-Exupéry. Scénario : Christophe Bec. Dessin Patrick Dumas.

L'Aéropostale des pilotes de légende, tome 4 : Saint-Exupéry. Scénario : Christophe Bec. Dessin Patrick Dumas.

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Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger de Saint-Exupéry was born in Lyon, France in 1900 into a family with long-established roots in the French aristocracy. His family included an ancestor who fought with the American revolutionaries at the Battle of Yorktown in 1781. Source: http://www.aviation-history.com/airmen/exupery.htm

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry One of my favorite authors, also an aviator who fought during WWII

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