Tag: Free French

François Emile Fayolle, a Frenchman killed at the peak of his career

François Émile Fayolle’s name is almost forgotten today. Yet this native of Auvergne fled to England as early as July 13, 1940 to keep fighting the German invaders and became one of the most prestigious Free French pilots. After several assignments to RAF fighter squadrons, he joined No 340 (Free French) Squadron with other great …

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Margot Duhalde, Free French pilot, has died

Margot Duhalde, the only woman to join the Forces Aériennes Françaises Libres (FAFL, Free French Air Force), passed away on 5 February 2018 in Santiago de Chili. Born in 1920, she was of French origin and became a pilot in 1938. Following de Gaulle’s call, she joined the FAFL in March 1941 but was not …

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