|Birth: ||Feb. 28, 1921|
|Death: ||Mar. 22, 2006|
Pilot. Born at Curitiba, Brazil of French (Alsatian) parents. Hero of the Second World War. Having fled France he engaged in the French forces of the Royal Air force (FAFL). Received the Distinguished Flying Cross. After 1945 industrialist, member of the French Parliament (Gaullist party). Author of popular books about air warfare (The Big Show).
The pictures besides show the grave, the Le Chesnay cemetery chapel (cf. http://www.appl-lachaise.net/appl/article.php3?id_article=530) , the 27 March farewell ceremony at Les Invalides of Paris, and Closterman in persona.
Obituary in English in "The Economist" of 8 April 2006.
Obituary speech (of 27 March, by general Wolsztynski, in French) on
Cimetiere de Saint Germain, Chesnay
Created by: Dieter Birkenmaier
Record added: Mar 24, 2006
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