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Lieut Adolphe Celestin Pegoud

Lieut Adolphe Celestin Pegoud

Birth
Montferrat, Departement de l'Isère, Rhône-Alpes, France
Death 31 Aug 1915 (aged 26)
Petit-Croix, Territoire de Belfort, Franche-Comté, France
Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Plot Division 4.
Memorial ID 7295 · View Source
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Pioneer Aviator. Born Adolphe Celestin Pegoud in Mortiferrat, France, he was a flight instructor and a test pilot for Louis Bleriot model mono bi-planes. Exploring the limits of airplane maneuvers, he was the first aviator to make a sustained inverted loop and the first pilot to parachute jump from an airplane in September 1913. At the start of World War I, he joined the French Army and was immediately accepted as an observation pilot. In February 1915, he and his gunner were credited with shooting down two German aircraft. Soon he was flying single-seat fighters, claimed four more victories and became France's first fighter ace. He was killed while intercepting an German reconnaissance aircraft over Petit-Croix, France.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 28 Nov 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7295
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut Adolphe Celestin Pegoud (13 Jun 1889–31 Aug 1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7295, citing Cimetière de Montparnasse, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .