Georges Guynemer

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Birthday
24, 1894
Birthplace
Paris, France
Death Date
Sep 11, 1917 (22)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
24, 1894
Birthplace
Paris, France
Death Date
Sep 11, 1917 (22)

About

World War I fighter pilot who became a French national hero.

Before Fame

He was initially rejected for military service, but he became a military mechanic and was able to work his way up to pilot training.

Trivia

He was shot down in 1917 and presumed lost. The blow of a national hero's death was softened for French schoolchildren, who were told that Guynemer had flown so high that he could never come down again.

Family Life

He was born into a wealthy French family.

Associated With

Charles de Gaulle grew up hearing tales of Guynemer's heroism.