Dauvin, Bertrand

PILOT (FRANCE)
BORN 1933 - DIED 26 Dec 1954
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montmartre Cimetière, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 32)

Bertrand broke the world record for the longest flight in a Kranich IIII two-pace glider on 6 April 1954 together with Henry Couston. They were in the air for 57 hours and 10 minutes. When he went after the world record in a one seat glider, he killed himself at a mountain top at Romanin les Alpilles near St. Remy on 26 December 1954. He was probably exhausted after gliding more than forty hours.

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The grave of Bertrand Dauvin at the Montmartre Cimetière, Paris.
Picture by Androom (05 Nov 2017)

 


Davenport, Elizabeth

Published: 21 Mar 2020
Last update: 21 Mar 2020