Lemoine, Gustave

AVIATION PIONEER (FRANCE)
BORN 1902 - DIED 3 Oct 1934, Amiens (near)
GRAVE LOCATION St.-Ouen, Seine-St.-Denis: Cimietière Parisien: Nouveau Cimetière (division 14)

Gustave Lemoine of one of France's best-known test pilots. He was the holder of several world records. One of them was reaching a height of 13,660 meters (44,816 feet) in a Potez 50 on 28 Sep 1933.

When a new bomber he was testing got out of control near Amiens he leaped from the plane, but his parachute failed to open and he was killed.

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The grave of Gustave Lemoine at the cemetery Parisien, St.-Ouen, Seine-St.-Denis.
Picture by Androom (23 Aug 2001)

 


Lenbach, Franz von

Published: 10 May 2009
Last update: 10 May 2009