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Raoul Lufbery
Original name: Gervais Raoul Lufbery
Birth: Mar. 14, 1895
Departement du Puy-de-Dôme
Auvergne, France
Death: May 19, 1918
Departement de Meurthe-et-Moselle
Lorraine, France

World War I Flying Ace. Born at Chamalieres, France, Lufbery emigrated to the United States with his family when he was six years old. When the war began, he returned to France and joined the French Air Service. After serving for nearly four years in the French Air Service and the Lafayette Escadrille, he joined the United States Air Service as an instructor. Idolized by his subordinates and revered by his peers, he was killed in action as he attempted to down a German Rumpler north of Nancy. Hit by enemy fire, his Nieuport 28 suddenly flipped over and Lufbery was seen to fall from his aircraft. The following day, there was an impressive funeral conducted for him that was attended by hundreds and recorded on film. Lufbery was initially buried in the cemetery at the Sebastopol Hospital. In the village of Maron, near the Moselle River, a bronze tablet marks the place where he fell. His remains were later moved to Lafayette Memorial du Parc de Garches, the shrine honoring the Lafayette Escadrille, in Paris. (R. Barrett). 

Cause of death: His plane was hit by enemy fire
Lafayette Escadrille Memorial
Departement des Hauts-de-Seine
Île-de-France, France
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Record added: May 02, 2000
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