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Oct 25 2011

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Henri de Bordas †

Henri de Bordas, Free French ace, died on October 22, 2011. Bordas was still a student when France fell and he rallied England in 1940. Trained as a fighter pilot in the RAF, he flew during most of the war, flying some 320 wartime missions. He was credited with 11 aerial victories, including ten V-1 “buzz bombs”.

After the war, Bordas served in various positions in the French air force and as a consultant with the government. Read his biography (in French) on the website of l’Ordre de la Libération.

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